Step 3: Scientific steering committee

The Biobank of Eastern Finland’s Scientific Steering Committee reviews requests for sample and data access and the project proposals. The recommendation will be based on the following:

  • Links between the proposed research project and the Biobank of Eastern Finland’s research focus and aims
  • The scientific merits of the proposed research project
  • The amount of material requested in relation to its availability within the Biobank of Eastern Finland’s sample repository
  • The qualification and resources of the team carrying out the proposed research project

The Scientific Steering Committee may request a supplementary statement of Research Ethics Committee or other completing documents.

Composition of the Biobank of Eastern Finland’s Scientific Steering Committee:

  • Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Professor in Pediatrics, UEF (chairman)
  • Leea Keski-Nisula, Chief Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KUH (vice chairman)
  • Ville Leinonen, Professor of UEF Neurosurgery
  • Pekka Mäntyselkä, Professor of General Practice, School of Medicine, UEF
  • Antti Saari, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, KUH
  • Ilkka Harvima, Professor of Dermatology and Allergology, Department of Dermatology, UEF
  • Johanna Kuusisto, Professor of Medicine and Chief Physician, Centre for Medicine and Clinical Research, KUH and UEF
  • Juha Hartikainen, Chief Physician, Professor, Heart Center, KUH and UEF
  • Kai Kaarniranta, Professor, Chief Physician, Ophthalmology, KUH
  • Merja Heinäniemi, Professor, School of Medicine, Biomedicine, UEF
  • Outi Kuittinen, Professor, Chief Physician, Oncology, KUH and UEF
  • Päivi Auvinen, Assistant Chief Oncologist, Cancer Center, UEF
  • Reetta Kälviäinen, Professor in Neurology, UEF and KUH
  • Reijo Sironen, M.D., Ph.D., Docent of Pathology, KUH
  • Tuomas Rauramaa, Deputy Chief Physician, Pathology, KUH
  • Antti Lindgren, Adjunct Professor, Neurosurgery, KUH
  • Eino Solje, Research Director, Brain Research Unit, UEF
  • Jussi Sipilä, Chief Physician, Neurology, Siun sote
  • Sakari Simula, Chief Physician, Neurology, Eloisa
  • Eija Ruotsalainen, Chief Physician, Infectious Diseases, Eloisa
  • Tanja Saarela, Chief Physician, Clinical Genetics, KUH
  • Henri Leinonen, Adjunct Professor, Neuropharmacology, UEF
  • Virpi Ahola, Research Manager, Institute of Biomedicine, UEF
  • Sanna Salmi, Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, UEF
  • Joonas Sirola, Chief Physician, KUH
  • Juhana Hakumäki, Chief Physician, KUH