The Center of Excellence consists of four groups with complementary expertise:

  • the Tumor Genomics group at the University of Helsinki, led by Lauri Aaltonen, with an excellent track record in tumor genomics and sequence analysis;
  • the Medical Systems Biology group at University of Helsinki & University of Cambridge, led by Jussi Taipale, providing world-leading strength in functional genome annotation, modelling, and high-throughput screening; and
  • the Computational Biology group at the University of Tampere, led by Matti Nykter, with comprehensive knowledge of bioinformatics including use of the existing omics resources; and
  • the Cancer Epidemiology group at the Finnish Cancer Registry, led by Janne Pitkäniemi, representing expertise in epidemiology.