Who are we

  The laboratory started in July 2013.
  We are part of the
  Institute of Biotechnology
  at University of Helsinki.
      Lab Members

What do we do?

Young stem cells renew tissues constantly, but old stem cells can no-longer produce cells for the function of the tissue at the required rate. The resulting decline manifests as aging. Stem cells can fail at their regenerative task due the damage they have accumulated, or if they are misinformed of the tissue's needs by the neighboring cells. Our goal is to unravel whether stem cells have developed special mechanisms to reduce damage accumulation, and if the communication between stem cells and neighbors (niche) could provide points for intervention in aging related diseases.   Projects

How to contact us

Pekka Katajisto, Ph.D.
Institute of Biotechnology,
University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9, room 4316)
00014 Helsinki, Finland

Tel +358 9 191 59402
Fax +358 9 191 59366
mobile: +358 40 708 5349

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