CROSSHARES consortium - hare research

Our research group is a part of the CROSSHARES consortium, studying the biological consequences of hybridisation between mountain hare and brown hare, broadly utilising state-of-the-art methods in genomics and molecular 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...

Genome Center of Eastern Finland

The Genome Center on University of Eastern Finland (UEF) was established in 2008 to support and develop research in the field of genetics at the UEF related to the human health and diseases. The current activities are focused on providing services for UEF researchers, patient genotyping, high thr...

Johanna Laakkonen

Academy Research Fellow , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Kuopio Musculoskeletal Research Unit (KMRU)

Kuopio Musculoskeletal Research Unit (KMRU) headed by Prof. Heikki Kröger, is a multidisciplinary research organization located at the Kuopio campus. In our interdisciplinary study group work specialists from several departments (orthopedics, gynaecology, internal medicine) and our study nurses h...