Location

Collections available for research

 

Several research projects are storing their samples and data in MIBI. A short summary/listing of the projects and owners of the samples can be found below. The samples and data in each project are accessible through an application to the steering committee or principal investigator of the respective project. A short study plan is reviewed and if the plan is agreeable with the original ethical statements and consents and also seen as scientifically valid, aliquots of samples and data can be transferred to identified scientists. A material and data transfer agreement will be signed before the transfer by all sides. Costs for sample preparation and shipment are covered by the customer.

 

Population Cohorts

Project

Description

Contact Person

1000 Genomes

An international collaboration to produce an extensive public catalog of human genetic variation, including SNPs and structural variants, and their haplotype contexts

Aarno Palotie
firstname.lastname@fimm.fi

ATBC Study

The ATBC Study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2x2 factorial design trial primarily testing the hypothesis that α-tocopherol and ß-carotene supplements reduce the incidence of lung and other cancers.

Jarmo Virtamo
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

CHILD-SLEEP

ChildSleep studies the early development of sleep and sleep rhythm and its effect on health, as well as the effect of family environment and genetic factors in this process.

Tiina Paunio
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Finnish Twin Cohort

Collection of twins for investigation of genetic and environmental risk factors for chronic disorders.

Jaakko Kaprio
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi

FINRISK (-92, -97, -02, -07, -12)

The FINRISK cohorts comprise the respondents of representative, cross-sectional population surveys that are carried out every 5 years since 1972, to assess the risk factors of chronic diseases (e.g. CVD, diabetes, cancer) and health behavior in the working age population, in five large study areas of Finland.

Veikko Salomaa
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Health 2000 (& 2011)

Health 2000 Survey is a comprehensive combination of health interview and health examination. Same individuals participated also in 2011.

Seppo Koskinen
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

The aim of the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study is to assess how growth and environmental factors acting during the fetal period and childhood are related to health in adult life.

Johan Eriksson
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi

Helsinki Sudden Death Study (HSDS)

HSDS studies the lifestyle and genetic factors predisposing to sudden death in Finnish middle-aged men who lived in Helsinki and its surroundings

Markus Perola
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 & 1986 (NFBC66 & NFBC86)

Two birth cohorts collected from the Northern part of Finland: The 1966 cohort (NFBC 1966), and the
1986 cohort (NFBC 1986).

Marjo-Riitta Järvelin
firstname.lastname@oulu.fi

 

Clinical Collections

Project

Description

Contact Person

Finnish Hematology Register and Biobank (FHRB)

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FHRB is a national collaborative project for collecting samples from patients with hematological malignancies.

Kimmo Porkka
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi

Helsinki Urological Biobank (HUB)

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HUB is a regional development project of diagnostics and treatment of urological cancers in the area of HUS.

Antti Rannikko
firstname.lastname@hus.fi

Prostate Cancer TMA

452 prostate cancer patients treated with total prostatectomy between 1982 and 1998 at the Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, are included in this cohort. Histopathological features have been re-viewed and clinical data retrieved from patient medical records including e.g. age at diagnosis, PSA values at the moment of diagnosis, clinical T-stage, bonescan and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) information, and histological data. Also treatment information has been collected, as well as PSA follow-up data, survival data and reason for death data.

Antti Rannikko
firstname.lastname@hus.fi

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Tumor Marker
Sample Bank

Therapeutic samples which had entered HUSLAB/HUS Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology for routine analysis of various analytes relevant for different cancers.

Kimmo Pitkänen
firstname.lastname@fimm.fi

Hematology Research Unit Helsinki

Mononuclear cells extracted from blood and/or bone marrow samples from CML patients at the time of diagnosis and on follow-up visits. Collection includes also samples from healthy persons, from Ph+ ALL patients and from patients with other hematological malignancies.

Satu Mustjoki
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi


Lihavuustutkimusyksikkö (LTY)

Collection of fat and muscle biopsies, and adipocyte and myoblast cells from monozygotic twins for the genetic and epigenetic studies of metabolic dysfunction. Collection of fat and muscle biopsies before, and 5 and 12 months after weight loss for genetic and epigenetic studies of metabolic dysfunction and its resolution by weight loss.

Kirsi Pietiläinen
firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi

 

Disease Specific Collections

Project

Description

Contact Person

Autism-Asperger

The autism spectrum disorder families include families with autism and Asperger syndrome.

Anu Jalanko
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Corogene

The Corogene study was designed as a large cohort to study mainly CAD, but also other related heart diseases such as heart failure and aortic valve disease.

Juha Sinisalo
firstname.lastname@hus.fi

Intracerebral Aneurysm

The study sample consists of individuals diagnosed with intracerebral aneurysms, and their family members

Juha E. Jääskeläinen
firstname.lastname@kuh.fi

Migraine Family Study

The study sample consists of migraine patients visiting headache clinics, from which extensive questionnaire data for headache and co-morbid disorders has been collected.

Aarno Palotie
firstname.lastname@fimm.fi

Multiple sclerosis

The multiple sclerosis (MS) family sample consists of MS patients and their family members.

Janna Saarela
firstname.lastname@fimm.fi

Mental Health Family Studies

Psychiatric Family collections include families ascertained for bipolar spectrum disorders (BPD), schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Tiina Paunio
Jaana Suvisaari
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

 

Last updated: 26.01.2015 - 14:23