I work with statistical and population genetics. In particular, methodologies related to
I am a member of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics 2018-2025.
Mathematically and statistically oriented students with interest in modern computational methods for high-dimensional problems, and/or students with interest in applications of computational methods in human genetics, be in touch by email.
Previously completed PhD theses that I have supervised are listed below.
|Kerminen, Sini||2021||Fine-scale genetic structure and polygenic scores in Finland||M. Pirinen (UH) & S. Ripatti (UH)|
|Benner, Christian||2019||FINEMAP: a statistical method for identifying causal genetic variants||M. Pirinen (UH) & S. Ripatti (UH)|
|Cichonska, Anna||2018||Machine learning for systems pharmacology||J.Rousu (Aalto), T.Aittokallio (UH), M.Pirinen (UH)|
I have supervised over 10 Msc theses. Msc students interested in Msc theses in statistics in general, or statistical genetics / statistical population genetics in particular, be in touch by email.
Examples of completed Msc theses that I have supervised at University of Helsinki are listed below.
|Ottensmann, Linda||2020, UH||Comparing the performance of the gene prioritization methods DEPICT and MAGMA on genome-wide association studies of schizophrenia using the Benchmarker framework|
|Hautakangas, Heidi||2018, UH||LD Score regression for estimating and partitioning heritability of lipid levels in the Finnish population|
|Ruotsalainen, Sanni||2017, UH||Univariate and multivariate statistical tests in genetic association studies|
|Kerminen, Sini||2015, UH||Genetic population structure in Finland: an advantage of haplotype information over independent genetic markers|