Our researchers concentrate on the molecular and mechanistic principles of life.
Among other things, our research explores viral traits and immune defence mechanisms, metabolic regulation and the state of equilibrium between tissues, as well as the development and functioning of the nervous system. In addition to understanding the principles of life, these research areas are important to human health in terms of, for example, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and cancer as well as brain diseases and mental health.
The strengths of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme include
Director Juha Partanen and Deputy Director Ville Hietakangas
Our research groups have broad-based and strong methodological skills, and close connections to research networks both at the University of Helsinki and on the international stage.
Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence:
Our teaching is based on research, and our researchers provide instruction in bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as the doctoral programmes organised by the doctoral schools.