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Genome Center of Eastern Finland

Research group
02.03.2009 -
Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

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 throughput sequencing of custom libraries and bioinformatics analysis.

The Genome Center includes a unique FINAS accredited (SFS-EN ISO 15189:2013) Gene Diagnostics Laboratory (Testing laboratory T321) that provides diagnostic services for about over/around 30 monogenic diseases and pharmacogenomics to Finnish healthcare sector.

The Genome Center is owned and governed by the Faculty of Health Sciences at UEF and it is part of the Biocenter Kuopio. Genome Center is managed by a board of 10 researchers, which represent experts in the field of genetics and genomics from all the major strategic research areas of UEF. The board coordinates the development of Genome Center infrastructure, including equipment, methodologies and services by considering UEF’s research strategy and the future needs of local Research Communities to enable leading edge science in the genetic and genomic research in Finland.

Services are located at the UEF Kuopio Campus. DNA and RNA sequencing, genotyping, gene expression analyses and related genetic data-analytics are carried out done in the gene laboratory at the Mediteknia building.

Genome center have several joint use instruments for use of the research groups of Eastern Finland. Genome Center take care of functionality and servicing of the joint use infrastructure and organising orientation of the using of the instruments and softwares. Genome Center also can offer help with the research data if necessary.

joint use instruments
– Illumina NextSeq2000 and Miniseq NGS-sequencers

  • NextSeq500 is not usable anymore

– Abi 3500Xl Sanger-sequencer
– Agilent Magnis Magnis NGS Prep System
– Tecan Freedom EVO platform
– QuantStudio 5 qPCR-system
– Qiagen QIACube DNA/RNA extraction system
– Agilent 2100 Bionalyzer instrument
– Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 1000 Spectrophotometer
– 2xQubit 2.0 Fluorometer (pre- and post-PCR)

Ask more for using and charges of joint use instruments from Gene Diagnostics laboratory staff (Joose Raivo and Seppo Helisalmi).


Director - Genome Center of Eastern Finland

Chairman of the managing board - Genome Center of Eastern Finland

Secretary - Genome Center of Eastern Finland

Member of the Management Group - Genome Center of Eastern Finland

Genetic diagnostic laboratory

Other group members