Comprehending living organisms in the contexts of coordinated gene and molecular function and translating this knowledge into better human health is a great challenge and one of the central aims of medical systems biology.
The CoE comprises five research teams and is highly interdisciplinary and translational, covering competencies from clinical immunology and cohort studies to molecular systems immunology, metabolomics, diagnostics and computational systems biology.
The objective is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control the immune system as well as the interactions between the immune system and other physiological systems in health and disease. With this knowledge, the CoE hopes to create novel treatment and prevention strategies for inflammatory or immune-mediated disorders.
In the CoE, valuable and unique clinical resources such as the Finnish Type 1 Diabetes Prediction and Prevention study are integrated with state-of-the-art systems biology and immunology and cutting-edge research infrastructure.
Sites of research: University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Aalto University, Hospital District of Southwest Finland
Professor Mikael Knip
University of Helsinki
tel. +358 947 175 299