Brochure: Biocentrum Helsinki in 2012
Professor Pekka Lappalainen
sari.tojkander -at- helsinki.fi
Riitta Smahl-El Hamraui
riitta.smahl-elhamraui -at- helsinki.fi
Biocentrum Helsinki is a large umbrella organization founded in 1994, and hosted by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, with some 600 people engaged in research in molecular biology, experimental biomedicine, biotechnology and bioinformatics. The current 34 member groups are located at Aalto University and on two separate campuses of the University of Helsinki: the Meilahti Campus housing the Medical Sciences and the Viikki Campus housing the Biological sciences.
The research activities at Biocentrum Helsinki range from human molecular genetics to plant biotechnology, data analysis and biohybrid materials. The member groups in Biocentrum Helsinki are selected by international experts strictly on the basis of their scientific accomplishments, providing that their work is relevant for the fields of molecular biology, experimental biomedicine, biotechnology, or bioinformatics.
The mission of Biocentrum Helsinki is to promote top-quality molecular biology research and innovations at University of Helsinki and Aalto University, and to foster researcher collaboration and research infrastructure co-ordination between different faculties and research institutes working at these entities.