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
Fax +358 2941 59366

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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

Genetic mechanisms of dietary sugar sensing revealed by Drosophila research
October 5, 2015

The conserved sugar-sensing transcription factor complex Mondo-Mlx controls the majority of sugar-activated genes. Sugars are an important source of nutritional energy for many animals, but also contribute to metabolic diseases in human such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cancer.



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Risk-taking research, part 1: Growing whole teeth
September 21, 2015

Bad or missing teeth are not only an aesthetic matter, but they also contribute to the person's total health. MD and PhD Anamaria Balic aims at finding a way to grow tooth enamel and eventually whole teeth both in vitro and in vivo. She is one of the three recipients of the Academy of Finland special risk-taking funding in the Institute of Biotechnology for 2015–2016.



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Institute of Biotechnology in Twitter
September 3, 2015

BI has now a Twitter account. Come and follow @BIOTECH_UH to get the news for recently published scientific articles, news from the Institute and recruitment advertisements! We also tweet about everyday life of the Institute and generally about doing biotechnological research.

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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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