Institute of Biotechnology
(Visiting address: Viikinkaari 9)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel +358 9 191 59358
Fax +358 9 1915 9366
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Identity Code: FI-03134717
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.
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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-art core facilities
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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