Dr. Markus Perola MD, PhD, is a Research Professor and Head of the Genomics and Biomarkers Unit at the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), Finland and the vice-director of the Clinical and Molecular Metabolism Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. He is leading a research team focusing on the genomics and other omics in relevance to common human traits and personalised medicine. He is a member of the FinnGen Study Scientifc Committee and the PI of the P6-Genomics to Healthcare – study. He is the vice-chair of the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment. He is the vice-president of the IVth Ethical Board of the Helsinki University hospital and a member of European Society of Human Genetics Public and Professional Policy Committee. His publication list includes over 340 original articles and he is listed in the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientists. Dr. Perola is also a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and a practicing physician in Haartman Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital.