University of Helsinki

Alma Flamma

Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit (FuGU)


Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit (FuGU) provides a wide range of services related to functional genomics. These services cover Next-Generation Sequencing (i.e. RNAseq and DNAseq), Microarrays, Olink Biomarker assays, RT-qPCR and Bioinformatics. Services for single-cell genomics (Drop-seq for RNA sequencing) will come available in 2017.

FuGU also provides services for virus-mediated gene silencing, knockout and overexpression. We are housing genome-wide lentiviral shRNA libraries, which contain clones for 16,000 human and mouse genes each and CRISPR/Cas-9 library for human and mouse containing guideRNAs for around 20,000 genes each.

The unit is located in Biomedicum Helsinki and operates under the national Biocenter Finland infrastructure network.

Contact Information

Functional Genomics Unit
Biomedicum Helsinki
P.O. Box 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki


Genome Profiling Services
Room B325/6
+ 358 2 941 25188

Gene Function and Virus Services
Room B508
+ 358 2 941 25494