Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute in Helsinki focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, Technology Centre and Biobanking Infrastructures “under one roof” and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalized medicine in health care. FIMM was founded in 2006, a few years after the launch of an initiative to establish an international Molecular Medicine Research Centre in Finland. FIMM is hosted by the University of Helsinki. The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) were also involved in the establishment of the institute and we continue to maintain a close partnership with them. In the beginning of 2017 we joined the university’s new life science research center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), as a scientifically and financially independent operational unit.