Institute of Biotechnology

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Institute of Biotechnology
P.O.Box 56
(Visiting address: Viikinkaari 9)
00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Tel +358 9 191 59358
Fax +358 9 1915 9366

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High impact research and renowned scientists

The Institute of Biotechnology (BI) at the University of Helsinki is an independent research institute  with a mission to increase knowledge in biotechnology and integrative biology and use this for the benefit of society.

BI has research programs in Molecular Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genome Biology, and Structural Biology & Biophysics. BI has state-of-the-art facilities in imaging, model organisms, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, crystallography, and NMR.

Research news

New form of treatment to reduce risk for surgery-related ischemic brain injury is?
April 17, 2014

A University of Helsinki study indicates that a simple pre-surgery diet could mitigate brain damage caused by blood clots associated with surgery.

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Research news

New PI Ville Paavilainen digs deep into ER function
April 14, 2014

Ville Paavilainen started as a new Group Leader in the Institute of Biotechnology in February 2014. He is interested in the function of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein homeostatic machinery and the possibility to perturb its function with small-molecule therapeutics.

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Novel function for myosin 1c regulated actin filament arrays in endoplasmic reticulum sheet persistence.
April 14, 2014

The research group led by Eija Jokitalo have revealed the interplay between actin cytoskeleton and ER in mammalian cells.

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State-of-the-art core facilities

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The Institute has the-state-of-the-art core facilities, which are shared both
locally as well as nationally as part of Biocenter Finland and are also popular among enterprises in the life sciences area.

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