Core Facilities - Summary

The Department of Bioscences offers several core facilities subject to charge for research groups, companies and authorities. Please see the individual services below:


Extracellular Vesicle – EV core

The University of Helsinki EV-core is a co-operational venture of the Department of Biosciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy (Viikki campus) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) consisting of two laboratories dedicated to extracellular vesicle (EV) research.

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Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers flow cytometry analysis services and training for new and old users. With flow cytometry it is possible to characterize individual cells or particles by using fluorescently labelled probes.

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Flow Cytometry | Instruments | Services and Fees | Acknowledgements | Links |
Data storage and safety guideline | Reservations and Contact


The Lipidomics Unit provides services in mass spectrometry-based lipidomics and gas chromatography of fatty acids followed by multivariate data analysis. We have experience in metabolic studies utilizing labeled precursors.

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Lipidomics Unit | Facilities | Services and Fees | Contact


Molecular Ecology and Systematics Laboratory - MES
MES Laboratory facilities are designed especially for high-throughput genotyping, Sanger sequencing and quantitative real time PCR applications.

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MES-lab | Facilities | Lab services and fees | Contact


Molecular Interactions

The Molecular Interactions Core Facilities offers molecular interaction analysis services. Biomolecular interactions can either be measured with label-free method using Biacore T100 or with fluorescent label using MicroScale Thermophoresis instrument Monolith NT.115. In Biacore T100 the ligand is immobilized onto the surface of a chip and in Monolith NT.115 the interactions are studied in solution.

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Biacore T100
Biacore | Instruments | Services and Fees | Acknowledgements | Links and Manuals |
Data storage and Safety guideline | Reservations and Contact

MicroScale Thermophoresis
MicroScale Thermophoresis | Instrument | Services and Fees | Acknowledgements |
Links and Manuals | Data storage and Safety guideline | Reservations and Contact


Viikki Metabolomics Unit (ViMU)
Viikki metabolomics unit provides analytical services in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, both with GC-MS and UPLC-MS. The focus of the unit has been mainly on targeted analysis of plant and microbe metabolites including hormones, phenolic compounds, glucosinolates etc., but includes also metabolite profiling, metabolic finger printing and identification of newly discovered signaling molecules as well as exact mass measurements of synthetized pharma products and their metabolites.

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ViMU | Metabolomics | Analytical services | Prices | Links and collaboration | Contact