Institute of Biotechnology

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

Tel +358 2941 59921
Fax +358 2941 59366

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Identity Code: FI-03134717

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Contact information of staff


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.

  • Director Olli Silvennoinen, tel +358 50 359 5740, email: olli.j.silvennoinen (at)
  • Administrative Expert Kustaa Multamäki, tel +358 2941 59360 (or +358 50 448 0934)
    email: kustaa.multamaki (at)
  • Board of the Institute

Contacts for media

At the Institute of Biotechnology cutting edge research is conducted in the areas of molecular cell biology, genomics in model organisms and plants, developmental biology, and structural biology & biophysics.

For our research news and information about our experts and research projects see the research and core facilities sections of this website.

  • Communications and press contacts: comms-viikki (at)

How to find us

The Institute is located at the Viikki campus of University of Helsinki.

Mailing address: Institute of Biotechnology, P.O.Box 56, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Visiting address: Viikinkaari 9 (biocenter 1); Viikinkaari 1 (biocenter 3)

Bus stops: Viikki / Viikin tiedepuisto / Viikin biokeskus

From central railway station (city center)

  • Buses 78, 77, 75 and Vantaa buses (700-) on Lahdenväylä.

From Hakaniemi market place

  • Buses 73, 74

Other buses driving through Viikki:

  • Buses 57, 70T, 79 (connection to metro at Herttoniemi), 506, 550 (connection to metro at Itäkeskus)

From the Helsinki airport:

  • The most convenient way to get to Viikki from the Helsinki airport is to take a taxi (about 15 minutes drive).