Population-based stratification of individual cardiovascular risk — a multi-omics approach
Mika Ala-Korpela, Ph.D.
Johannes Kettunen, Ph.D.
University of Oulu, Biocenter Oulu, Faculty of Medicine, Computational Medicine
The Computational Medicine Research Team website is at http://computationalmedicine.fi
About the project
The burden of common metabolic disorders – e.g., obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – is enormous both for individuals and societies. Our team strives to improve understanding of the molecular physiology and disease aetiology underlying common metabolic disorders. To achieve these goals, we take a systems epidemiology approach, i.e., combining genetics, transcriptomics and metabolomics in large-scale population-based cohorts, biobanks and clinical trials. It is becoming apparent that large-scale omics profiling will transform our understanding of diseases and thereby also impact risk assessment, public health and clinical practices towards stratified medicine.
Last updated: 11.4.2017