Seppo Vainio is a Professor of Developmental biology in University of Oulu, in Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine in Finland. He also serves as a director of Borealis Biobank of Northern Finland that contributes to Finngen, a major Finnish genome project with the other Finnish Biobanks providing GWAS and clinical data of 500.000 Finns (10% population). He is as a team leader in Biocenter Oulu and InfoTech Oulu organizations. Vainio received his PhD in embryology in Helsinki University (Finland) and completed his postdoctoral training Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology at Harvard University with prof. Andy McMahon 1997 by targeting in vivo roles of the secreted Wnt signaling molecules. From 1997 onward he has worked as a professor at Oulu University and team leader.