Samuli Ripatti nominated Vice Director of FIMM

Professor Samuli Ripatti has been appointed as Vice Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) for the period 1 May 2019 – 31 December 2022.

Vice Director supports the FIMM Director in the development of FIMM as a whole, and in the absence or disqualification of the director acts as his or her deputy.  

Samuli Ripatti is a Professor of Biometry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki and a Scholar at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, MA, USA. Furthermore, he is the director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics. His research group studies genetic variation in the Finnish population and its effects on common complex disease risks and management. His research focuses in particular on cardiometabolic diseases as models to learn about disease mechanisms and genomic strategies for diagnoses and prevention. Samuli Ripatti has published over 250 articles that have been cited over 26,000 times. He is also currently chairing Doctoral Programmes in Biomedicine and Population Health.