Valtteri Wirta, Ph.D., Facility director Clinical Genomics Stockholm at Science for Life Laboratory
Dr. Valtteri Wirta, Ph.D. serves as Director of the Clinical Genomics Stockholm facility at Science for Life Laboratory, Sweden. Dr. Wirta is affiliated to Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet and School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). As the head of the Clinical Genomics, Dr Wirta and his team are working with the Swedish healthcare system to facilitate the transition of genomics technologies, especially massively parallel DNA sequencing, into routine diagnostic use. Dr. Wirta has significant experience in working with genomics-based technologies and managing interdisciplinary teams both in biotech industry and academia. Since 2012 he has been managing research service facilities at Science for Life Laboratory. Dr. Wirta is also co-chairing the working group for informatics and in the Genomic Medicine Sweden initiative, and is vice-chair for the Nordic Alliance of Clinical Genomics. He received M.Sc. in molecular biology from Stockholm University in 2001 and Ph.D. in biotechnology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2006.