Profile of Olli Kallioniemi
Olli Kallioniemi, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Director of FIMM – the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (www.fimm.fi/en/). He received his M.D. in 1984, Ph.D. in 1988 and residency in laboratory medicine at the University of Tampere in Finland. After a postdoc at UC San Francisco in 1990-1992, he was appointed faculty at the NHGRI, at the NIH (1995-2002). He returned to Finland in 2002, and has served as the founding director of FIMM since its launch in 2008. FIMM is an international molecular medicine research institution at the University of Helsinki formed in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Prof. Kallioniemi is an author of 310 publications, and co-inventor of >20 patents. A recipient of Anders Jahre Prize, NIH Director’s lecture, Harold G. Pritzker Memorial Lecture (Toronto), AACR team science award and the IFCC-Abbot Award for Molecular Diagnostics in 2009.