Cancer Center of Eastern Finland - CCEF

Cancer Center of Eastern Finland - CCEF - is an alliance of research groups extending from the fields of basic molecular science to Kuopio University Hospital clinics.

CCEF includes strong research infrastructure, wide-ranging national and foreign networking as well as top level s...

Epigenomics of vitamin D

01.10.2000 -
The scientific interest of our team is on mechanisms of gene regulation and its impact on major common diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer. Our investigations use methods of molecular biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.

Genetics of gene regulation in disease

Transcription factors regulate their target genes not only upon specific stimuli, but also through binding to specific DNA sequences. Genetic variation that occurs on those binding sequences may disturb target gene expression. It is also a potential source for the “missing variation” in polygenic...