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ENGAGE Special Seminar-Tribute to Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Academician of Science, FIMM, Biomedicum Helsinki, May 31st, 2010, Helsinki, Finland

The ENGAGE Consortium organized a special memorial session during the Helsinki Consortium Meeting to celebrate success areas of Project Coordinator Leena Peltonen's extraordinary work in science. Invited speakers include Mark McCarthy, Gert-Jan van Ommen, Anna-Elina Lehesjoki and Antti Sajantila. This memorial session was open to the scientific community in Helsinki.


Presentations from the seminar can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:


Opening Remarks
Professor Olli Kallioniemi, Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland

The elegance of brute force: large-scale genetic analyses and metabolic disease
Professor Mark McCarthy, Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Rare diseases - pioneers for common ones?
Professor Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Research Director of Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki and Head of Folkhälsan Institute Genetics, Helsinki, Finland

From individuals to populations – now and then
Professor Antti Sajantila, Hjelt-Institute, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki Head of Forensic Pathology Unit and Laboratory of Forensic Biology, Helsinki, Finland

Translational genomics: linking rare and common diseases
Professor Gert-Jan van Ommen. Head, Department of Human Genetics Center for Human and Clinical Genetics Leiden University Medical Center and Director of Center For Medical Systems Biology, Leiden, the Netherlands