As a research field, pathology focuses on investigating the causes and mechanisms of diseases as well as developing new diagnostic methods based on morphology and molecular biology. At Haartmaninkatu 3, the Department of Pathology actively conducts research in cancer pathology and neuropathology.
The Haartmaninkatu 3 property also houses the pathology laboratory of HUSLAB, one of the largest diagnostic pathology laboratories in Europe. Collaboration with the laboratory provides an optimal setting for translational research where the goal is to convert basic research in pathology into novel diagnostic methods.
The primary research themes of the Department of Pathology include