Bioinformatics Center

Bioinformatics Center provides expert services and training in data analytics, method development, and data management. Bioinformatics Center maintains server infrastructure, and coordinates collaboration between researchers in various fields on bioinformatics issues. The servers are applicable f...

Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy

Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we...

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.

Flavia Scoyni

Early Stage Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Gastroenterologinen kirurgia

Ohjaajat:

Tuomo Rantanen, Professori
Matti Eskelinen, Professori
Sari Venesmaa, dosentti
Pirjo Käkelä, LT
Jukka Pulkkinen, LT

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...