The Finnish SUPER study on genetic mechanisms of psychotic disorders 

The Finnish SUPER study on genetic mechanisms of psychotic disorders is a part of the international Stanley Global Neuropsychiatric Genomics Initiative. The objective of the study is to better understand the genetic and biological background of psychotic disorders in order to provide more accurate information for the development of new therapeutic interventions. 

Finland is the European pilot country of the Stanley Global Initiative. The study was commenced with a pilot study in three regions (Oulu, Tampere and Kuopio) in the fall of 2015. The national study was launched in early 2016 and will continue for three years.

In Finland the aim is to collect a minimum of 10,000 genetic samples from psychosis patients.

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, is leading the study in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). FIMM will coordinate the sample collection, and THL is responsible for sample logistics. Five university hospital districts will be involved in the sample collection.

Read more about the study here


Contact information

The director of the Finnish study arm

Professor Aarno Palotie (aarno.palotie@helsinki.fi

National Study Coordinators

Markku Lähteenvuo (markku.lahteenvuo@niuva.fi)

Kaisla Joutsenniemi (kaisla.joutsenniemi@hus.fi)

Research Coordinator

Risto Kajanne (risto.kajanne@helsinki.fi)

Last updated: 06.10.2016 - 08:06