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Juha Kere (born 1958) is professor of molecular genetics at KI since 2001. He graduated with MD (1984), PhD in molecular genetics (1989) and specialist physician degree in clinical genetics (1994) from University of Helsinki. He was postdoctoral associate at Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri 1990-93 and became acting professor and chief physician of medical genetics at University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital 1994. He was then founding director of the Finnish Genome Center 1998-2001, after which he moved to KI. He has published over 400 scientific original and review articles and supervised 35 completed doctoral thesis in Finland and Sweden.