Estonian Society of Human Genetics

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Estonian Society of Human Genetics
Formation 1999
Type Non-profit educational society
Purpose Foster genetics research
Location Tartu, Estonia
Region served
Estonia
President
Andres Metspalu
Website www.estshg.ebc.ee

The Estonian Society of Human Genetics (ESTSHG) (Estonian: Eesti Inimesegeneetika Ühing) is a non-profit organization that promotes research and communication between scientists involved in human and medical genetics.[1]

Functions[edit]

The Estonian Society of Human Genetics was founded in 1999. It organizes educational events related to biotechnology, and specifically the study of genetics in Estonia.[1] As of 2012 the society had about 87 members.[2] The Estonian Society of Human Genetics is associated with the Estonian Academy of Sciences.[3] It is also associated with the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG).[2]

Board[edit]

As of 2012 the President was Andres Metspalu.[4] Metspalu is a past President of the European Society of Human Genetics.[5] The Board as of 2012 was:[6]

  • Professor Andres Metspalu, President, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University Genome Center, Estonian Biocentre
  • Professor Aavo-Valdur Mikelsaar TÜ, Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Ants Kurg, TÜ Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Doctor Riin Tamm, TÜ Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, TÜ Genome
  • Doctor Tiia Reimand, SA TÜ Clinics, United Laboratory of Genetics
  • Professor Andres Veske, TTÜ Institute of Genetic Engineering

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