Facts about the center

The Folkhälsan Research Center is organized in three research programs. The Genetics Research Program (The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics; director Anna-Elina Lehesjoki) and the Preventive Medicine Research Program (director Matti J. Tikkanen) operate in Folkhälsan owned premises in Biomedicum Helsinki on the Meilahti campus of the University of Helsinki. The Public Health Research Program (director Johan Eriksson) mainly operates in Folkhälsan’s Health Promotion Unit, also located in the Meilahti area. The number of scientists and other personnel affiliated with the Center is approximately 200.

Lehesjoki Group

A gene, underlying a severe, infantile-onset encephalopathy enriched in Europeans, identified by Lehesjoki Group

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Lohi Group

Molecular Characterization of Three Canine Models of Human Rare Bone Diseases: Caffey, van den Ende-Gupta, and Raine Syndromes

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Eriksson Group

Higher serum phenylalanine concentration is associated with more rapid telomere shortening in men

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Tikkanen/Mikkola Group

Cardiac Death Risk in Relation to the Age at Initiation or the Progestin Component of Hormone Therapies

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Tuomi Group

Melatonin and Diabetes

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Udd Group

Mutations in HSPB8 causing a new phenotype of distal myopathy and motor neuropathy

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Weiderpass Group

The Finnish Health in Teens study — Fin-HIT — is a cohort study including more than 10,000 Finnish adolescents in the age 9-12 years

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PhD Theses at the Folkhälsan Research Center in 2016
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