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Mission and Background

The Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine (NSHG-PM) was created in order to: 

  • establish a Nordic framework for research into the genetics of human diseases, as well as into human evolution and population history;
  • accelerate discovery of disease susceptibility genes and genes protecting from disease through integrated analyses using multiple large-scale datasets and a range of experimental designs;
  • translate these findings so that they can be used for precision medicine to improve public health;
  • and uphold and promote the highest legal, regulatory, social, and ethical standards.   

We will do this by working with pertinent experts and other stakeholders at local, national and regional levels.

Executive Committee

Ole Andreassen, University of Oslo, Norway (President)
Ingrid Kockum, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (Vice-President)
Søren Brunak, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Treasurer)


Bo Jacobsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu, Estonia
Lili Milani, University of Tartu, Estonia
Pål Njølstad, University of Bergen, Norway
Aarno Palotie, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Samuli Ripatti, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Hreinn Stefánsson, deCODE Genetics, Iceland
Kári Stefánsson, deCODE Genetics and University of Iceland
Thomas Werge, Mental Health Centre Sct. Hans, Denmark

Hakon Heimer, University of Copenhagen (ex-officio)