Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics

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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.

  • Medical genetics I, 2.0 cr
  • Medical genetics II, 2.0 cr
  • Odontological genetics, 2.0 cr
  • ABC of Medical Genetics 3.0 cr
  • Medical genetics

Further information on specialist education can be found on the Faculty of Medicine website.

The main research areas in medical genetics include

  • Identifying novel hereditary disorders and their genetic components
  • Identifying the heredity of disorders and their gene mutations and/or risk alleles
  • Studying mutual interaction between genes and environmental factors
  • Studying gene functions and regulation, or epigenetics
  • Gene diagnostics
  • Tumour genomics
  • Studying molecular pathogenesis

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Professors
KA
Kristiina
Aittomäki
Professor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Cancers
AL
Anna-Elina
Lehesjoki
Professor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Neurosciences, Biomedicine
PP
Päivi T
Peltomäki
Professor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine
MP
Minna
Pöyhönen
Professor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Henna
Tyynismaa
Associate Professor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine, Neurosciences

Associate Professor, Director of Research Programs Unit

Teachers
IJ
Irma
Järvelä
Clinical Instructor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Neurosciences
TV
Teppo
Varilo
Clinical Instructor
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Internal medicine

Researchers
LA
Leena
Arpalahti
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine
MH
Marjo
Hytönen
University Researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine, Veterinary science, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
NK
Nina
Kaminen-Ahola
University Researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
KK
Kaisa
Kyöstilä
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Veterinary science
SM
Satu
Mäki-Nevala
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine
JP
Johanna Maria
Pispa
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Biomedicine
Jenni
Puurunen
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biomedicine, Medical biotechnology, Veterinary science, Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
ST
Saara
Tegelberg
University Researcher
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

Doctoral Students
MA
Meharji
Arumilli
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Veterinary science, Computer and information sciences
EH
Emma
Hakanen
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
SM
Salla
Mikkola
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
JN
Julia
Niskanen
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
AO
Alisa
Olkinuora
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
NP
Noora
Porkka
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
MS
Milla
Salonen
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Psychology
KV
Katariina
Vapalahti
Doctoral Student
Department of Medical and Clinical Genetics
Field of science Veterinary science

Head of department

professor Päivi Peltomäki
paivi.peltomaki@helsinki.fi
PO BOX 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki

Address

PO BOX 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki