Sampsa Hautaniemi is professor of Systems Biology at the Faculty of Medicine and head of the Systems Biology of Drug Resistance in Cancer research group.
The focus of the group is to understand and find effective means to overcome drug resistance in cancers. Our approach is to use systems biology, i.e., integration of large and complex molecular & clinical data (big data) from cancer patients with computational methods and wet lab experiments, to identify efficient patient-specific therapeutic targets.
A particular interest of the group is to develop and apply machine learning based methods that enable integration of various types of molecular data (DNA, RNA, proteomics, etc.) to clinical information. All our research is done in collaboration with oncologists, pathologists, biochemists and geneticians with the aim of translating medical data into predictions and clinical benefits.