Prof. Jaakko Kaprio's public lecture on April 22th at 10:00
Prof. Jaakko Kaprio: “Genomic epidemiology of nicotine dependence”
Jaakko Kaprio, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, University of Helsinki, Finland since 2001. He currently holds a five-year research professorship funded by the Academy of Finland and is Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM as of Oct 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016 (pending re-organization at the University of Helsinki). Dr. Kaprio has worked in genetic epidemiology., with a focus on risk factors of non-communicable disease, especially smoking and al-cohol use and dependence. He has worked with the Finnish Twin Cohort studies since 1976, and with other population-based samples in Finland and has engaged in extensive international collaborations, including NIH and EU funded projects. He has served as President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco European chapter, and has been active in tobacco-related NGOs in Finland. He is currently President of the Behavior Genetics Association. He will be the principal investigator for the project.
Friday, April 22th 2016
OMICUM lecture hall(105)