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.
More funding for Mart Saarma's CDNF research
Professor Mart Saarma gets almost $ 180,000 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research for his additional CDNF research for one year.
Laminopathies: key components in the disease mechanism identified
A new study published in Nature shows that abnormal structure of the nuclear lamina, caused by laminopathy mutations, leads to changes in gene expression by disturbing the function of a specific transcription regulating protein.
3D simulation shows how form of complex organs evolves by natural selection
Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology have developed the first three-dimensional simulation of the evolution of morphology by integrating the mechanisms of genetic regulation that take place during embryo development.
Annual Report 2012
BI Annual Report 2012 has been published as an online version.
State-of-the-art core facilities
The Institute has the-state-of-the-art core facilities, which are shered
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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