Health and wellness through knowledge

Who are we?

Antegenes is an European genetics company and healthcare service provider founded in 2018. Our team consists of high-level professionals with positive, proactive and visionary views of the future of healthcare. We strive for a world where better health and wellness is available for all people.

Meet the team

  • Berit Kolk, MSc

    Managing Director

    Berit Kolk runs the daily operations of Antegenes. She has worked at the contract research organisations MedFiles and IQVIA and at the Estonian Genome Centre at the University of Tartu. Her previous work on human genetics has made her an expert in the analysis of biomedical data, genotyping and sequencing, and the communication of genetic feedback.

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  • Tõnis Tasa, MSc

    CPO

    Tõnis Tasa is our lead product developer. His previous work in analysing the collection of biomedical data has led to numerous publications in genetics, pharmacology and bioinformatics. At Antegenes, he is in charge of combining patient information with genetics and translating these into meaningful health recommendations.

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  • Peeter Padrik, MD, PhD

    Founder, Member of the Board

    As one of the leading cancer specialists in Estonia, Dr Peeter Padrik has more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, leader and healthcare manager. He currently works as the Head of the Clinic of Haematology and Oncology, the Director of the Cancer Centre at Tartu University Hospital and as an Associate Professor of Oncology at the University of Tartu. Personalised cancer therapy and individualised cancer prevention are among Dr Padrik’s particular professional interests. Currently, he leads the Estonian pilot project for Implementation of a Model for Personalised Risk-Based Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening (estPerMed I, Breast).

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  • Prof Krista Fischer, PhD

    Scientific Consultant, University of Tartu

    Prof Krista Fischer is a prominent biostatistician with several decades of international scientific experience and an extensive publication record. In recent years, she has been actively involved in developing a population-wide genetic feedback programme based on the Estonian Biobank – the first such initiative in Europe. She is currently a Professor of Statistics at the University of Tartu, Estonia and remains a lead researcher at the Estonian Genome Centre. Her current main research interests include genetic risk scores, survival analysis and prognostic models in life sciences.