Research Areas - Clinical Genetics

We investigate genetic disorders at a molecular level in a translational research setting in order to understand disease mechanisms, apply new knowledge in genetic diagnostics, improve prognosis assessment and develop new treatment strategies. Our research group consists of four teams and our main interests are hematological malignancies, with a particular focus on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphomas and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, metabolic bone disorders, and cancer genetics.

Research teams

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLL/Lymphoma

PI Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell

Pediatric Leukemia 

PI Associate Professor Gisela Barbany

Metabolic Bone Diseases

PI Professor Outi Mäkitie

Cancer Genetics

PI Senior researcher Emma Tham