Molecular Pathology and Genetics of Cancer

We study the etiology and pathogenesis of malignant diseases with a special emphasis on the histopathologic, molecular pathologic and genetic/genomic factors. Profound collaboration between several research groups at the UEF and Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) as well as with our national and in...

Molecular Medicine

World leading laboratory in cardiovascular and malignant glioma gene therapy. Main focus of the research is on the development of new gene drugs, translational research and phase I/II human clinical trials.

Nihay Laham Karam

Assistant Professor , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Vascular Biology (Laakkonen)

'From basic science to translational impact.'
The goal of our junior research group is to improve therapeutics and diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases by understanding the biology behind the diseases. The main focus is in studying vascular anomalies and aortic aneurysms. Particularly ...

Tiia Turunen

Postdoctoral Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

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.