Department of Biosciences

Ural Owl, Strix uralensis. photo: Pekka Kontiainen

The Department of Biosciences on the Helsinki Viikki Campus is the most extensive centre of biological research and teaching in Finland. The department provides teaching in seven different major subjects, see links on the left.

Academic research at the department is internationally oriented with a wide variety of research topics. The scale of research targets ranges from atoms and molecules through cells and individuals up to the level of populations and ecosystems. Several Centres of Excellence, as granted by the Academy of Finland, operate in the department.

The Department of Bioscences offers several core facilities vital for high quality research. Please see the summary of individual services.

Courses and lectures by divisions/majors 2015 - 2016


Biochemistry and Biotechnology



Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



General Microbiology





Physiology and Neuroscience


Plant Biology