Diabetes and Heart Disease Research Unit

Diabetes and Heart Disease Research Unit is focusing mainly on

  • genetic studies of type 2 diabetes,
  • congenital hyperinsulinemia,
  • early onset atherosclerosis and
  • inherited heart diseases (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy).

The Unit will get DNA samples from large multicenter international studies for DNA analyses (for example STOP-NIDDM trial and the DIGAMI2 trial).

Gene diagnostics

We provide diagnostic tests for monogenic diseases and farmacogenomics - see  our gene diagnostics page


Academy Professor Markku Laakso
Department of Medicine
University of Eastern Finland
markku.laakso (at) kuh.fi