A pioneer in the study of rare neurological diseases

Medical expertise in Northern Finland is concentrated at Oulu University Hospital and the University of Oulu, as well as their research organization (Oulu Medical Research Center, MRC). For decades, significant research has been conducted in Oulu in the field of several rare neurological diseases.

In addition, the region’s strengths are multidisciplinary, with specific areas of expertise in neuroscience, diagnostics, ICT and mobile and gaming, a strong health technology sector and research-supporting infrastructures such as biobanks, the underlying genome center, patient registries, population cohorts and cohorts.