FinnTwin 50years

50 years of Finnish Twin studies – international dimensions
To celebrate half a century of research and training, we are organizing a symposium on July 1, 2024 in Helsinki, on the Meilahti Medical Campus, Biomedicum 1 building, lecture hall 1.
A detailed program will be posted later.


50 years of Finnish Twin studies

The oldest part of the Finnish Twin Cohort, twins born before 1958, was compiled in 1974, prior to the first questionnaire study in 1975. The subsequent cohorts, known as FinnTwin16 and FinnTwin12 started in 1991 and 1994 respectively. These longitudinal studies are still ongoing.  

Over the years, multiple international collaborations have occurred, including the major GenomEUtwin study, which started over 20 years ago as a EU-funded collaboration of eight large twin studies in Europe and Australia. 

To celebrate half a century of research and training, we are organizing a symposium on  

July 1, 2024 in Helsinki, on the  Meilahti Medical Campus, Biomedicum 1 building, lecture hall 1. 

The program will start at 10:30, lunch break at 1230 to 1330, and end by 15:30, followed by a reception. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Dorret Boomsma: TwinOmics

Kaare Christensen: Aging in the Finnish and Danish Twin Registries

Danielle Dick: From Twins to Treatment: How longitudinal twin studies paved the way for precision medicine for substance use disorders.

Jaakko Kaprio: The Finnish Twin Cohort studies

Antti Latvala: TwinRegistry data linkage as a resource for future studies

Nick Martin: Update on the genetics of DZ twinning and its relation to infertility

Karri Silventoinen: Plasticity of human body size and morphology: evidence from twin studies

A detailed program will be posted later.