Institute of Biotechnology

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Institute of Biotechnology
P.O.Box 56
(Visiting address: Viikinkaari 5d)
00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Tel +358 2941 59921
Fax +358 2941 59366

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The Board

The Institute of Biotechnology is supervised and managed by the Board and the Director of the Institute with the assistance of the Head of Administration. According to the Regulations of the Institute the Board is appointed by the Rector for a term of four years. The Board comprises nine members, each of whom has a personal deputy. Two members must be chosen from amongst the Institute's staff.

The Board of the Institute (April 1, 2014–March 31, 2018).

Chairman:

Dean Jari Niemelä, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
(Vice-Dean Minna Nyström, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences)

Members (personal deputies in parentheses):

Academy Research Fellow Tommi Kajander,
Institute of Biotechnology (representative of staff)
(Research Director Sarah Butcher; Institute of Biotechnology; representative of staff)

Docent Kaisa Lehti
Faculty of Medicine
(Professor Kalle Saksela, Faculty of Medicine)

Professor Veli Mäkinen
Faculty of Science
(Professor Jukka Corander, Faculty of Science)

Professor Merja Penttilä
VTT Technical Research Center of Finland
(PhD, PI Laura Ruohonen, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland)

CEO Tuomas Tenkanen
MOBIDIAG Ltd
(CEO Juhani Saarinen, Glykos Finland Ltd)

Professor Raimo Tuominen
Faculty of Pharmacy
(Docent Tiina Sikanen, Faculty of Pharmacy)

Vice-Dean Jari Valkonen
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
(Professor Tomi Taira, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

Research technician Susanna Wiss
Institute of Biotechnology (representative of staff)
(Research technician Anne-Mari Narvanto, Institute of Biotechnology; representative of staff)