University of Helsinki

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Biomedicum Virus Core (BVC) Facility


The Biomedicum Virus Core (BVC) is a service platform that provides biosafety level II laboratory space for recombinant virus production as well as consultation, technical help and gene transfer products for the researchers on the Meilahti and Viikki Campuses. BVC is equipped with basic cell culture equipment such as laminars, incubators, centrifuges and microscopes. Latest purchase for BVC is a new fluorescent microscope. All registered users are allowed to use the EVOS® FL Imaging System. The microscope will be reserved through the BVC Online Hood Reservation Calendar.

Please find more info, manual and a quick guide for the microscope below:

If you are not registered as a BVC user and would like to get the Biosafety training or quick training to be able to use the microscope, please contact

BVC operates in the managed BSL II level room B520b (5th floor) of the Translational Cancer Biology Research Program. The facility is managed by Juha Klefström, Ph.D.

Retro/lentiviruses contact:
Online hood reservation
Please read carefully the BVC Biosafety manual before starting your experiments!
In case of an emergency, please read BVC's rescue plan (in Finnish).

Contact Information

Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit
Biomedicum Helsinki 1
Haartmaninkatu 8
00290 Helsinki


Genome Profiling Services
Room C502/4
+ 358 2 941 25188

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