Institute of Biotechnology

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

Tel +358 2941 59358
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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.

BI is at the global forefront of research on cytoskeletal dynamics, the execution and evolution of morphogenetic programmes, plant, animal and microbial genomics, organelle biology, viral structure and function, and the molecular physiology of the nervous system.

BI pioneered and maintains research infrastructures that constitute Finland’s premier technology platforms for biological imaging, proteomics, protein structure and biophysics, sequencing, genomics and biocomputing.

We develop practical applications from discovery science, and commercialize them via startups. We are working on new strategies to combat neurodegeneration and metabolic disease, and improve pathogen resistance in crop plants. And we engage the public, to raise awareness of scientific issues affecting society.

Research news

Mart Saarma has been elected as a member of Academia Europaea
November 23, 2015

Professor Mart Saarma has been elected as a member of Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe, which brings together leading scientists and scholars to collectively promote learning, education and research.



Research news

Research in kidney development can provide solutions for many renal insufficiency patients
November 19, 2015

Supported by the Academy of Finland’s high-risk funding, Satu Kuure is studying the development of the kidneys and lower urinary tract.The research could help patients with congenital kidney disorders, cancer and diabetes.



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Darshan Kumar represents University of Helsinki at international doctoral candidate meeting
November 19, 2015

Each capital university nominated just one representative for the UNICA and COIMBRA training in Dubrovnik in October.





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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