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My name is Jussi Paananen. I am a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland http://www.uef.fi and also associate researcher at the Broad Institute http://www.broadinsitute.org

I can be reached through my e-mail (by filling in my first and last names): firstname.lastname@uef.fi

My work is mainly focused on bioinformatics, genetics, genomics and systems biology. I work with both applied research studies, as well as develop new methods and software tools for research purposes.

I am the maintainer of Varietas, a SNP portal that can be used to annotate batches of SNPs. Among other data sources, Varietas includes information from SNPedia. Varietas can be found at: http://kokki.uku.fi/bioinformatics/varietas/

Some of my other SNP related projects[edit]

GeneCruiser a web-tool and service for converting and annotating genomic information (including SNPs). GeneCruiser is developed at the Broad Institute and is used by other related tools such as Haploview, SNAP and GenePattern. http://www.genecruiser.org

I have also worked on developing SNP and GWAS visualizing features to the Integrated Genomics Viewer (IGV). http://www.broadinstitute.org/software/igv/

Some of my SNP related publications[edit]

[PMID 21421807] Effects of 34 Risk Loci for Type 2 Diabetes or Hyperglycemia on Lipoprotein Subclasses and Their Composition in 6,580 Nondiabetic Finnish Men.

[PMID 21153532] Association of indices of liver and adipocyte insulin resistance with 19 confirmed susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes in 6,733 non-diabetic Finnish men.

[PMID 21107521] A novel surrogate index for hepatic insulin resistance.

[PMID 20671203] Varietas: a functional variation database portal.

[PMID 19662162] Identification of the UBP1 locus as a critical blood pressure determinant using a combination of mouse and human genetics.

[PMID 19502414] Association of 18 confirmed susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes with indices of insulin release, proinsulin conversion, and insulin sensitivity in 5,327 nondiabetic Finnish men.