Associate Professor, Director of Research Programs Unit
The discipline of medical genetics operates at Biomedicum Helsinki.
The discipline has close contacts with other research groups of the Faculty and those financed by the Academy of Finland working at Biomedicum, the Folkhälsan Research Center, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, and the research groups of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland.
Medical genetics is also closely connected with the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCS), as well as the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), which together provide services to approximately 1.4 million residents and, in the case of certain rare diseases, to all Finnish residents. Research results in genetics are quickly utilised in patient diagnostics and the genetic counselling of patients and their families. Cooperation is also conducted with several modern specialised genetics laboratories located on the Meilahti Campus.