Research Profile

The spearheads of research at the Meilahti Campus include clinical research, cancer, inflammation, genetic research, and research on the mind.
Research Council of Finland Centres of Excellence

Centres of Ex­cel­lence in 2018‒2025

Aaltonen, Lauri: Centre of Excellence in Tumor Genetics Research

Katajisto, Pekka: Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism (Viikki/HiLIFE)

Ripatti, Samuli: Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics - From Dis­cov­ery to Pre­ci­sion Medicine

Previous Centres of Excellence


Alitalo, Kari: Centre of Excellence in Translational Cancer Biology

Ikonen, Elina: Centre of Excellence in Biomembrane Research

Jacobs, Howard: Centre of Excellence in Research on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease (FinMIT), coordinated by the University of Tampere


Aaltonen, Lauri: The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Cancer Genetics Research

Knip, Mikael: Centre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research

Research pro­grams

The research programs coordinated by the Faculty's Research Programs Unit are selected on the basis of an external assessment for a period of six years. An international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), the members of which include distinguished international researchers, has been appointed for this purpose.

As­sess­ment and qual­ity as­sur­ance

The Faculty of Medicine is a nationally and internationally renowned research and teaching unit and partner that takes into consideration both societal needs and the changing array of diseases. The quality of Faculty operations is maintained, developed and assessed with a quality assurance system that covers all areas and is based on the quality policy of the University of Helsinki. The Faculty trains a wide range of health care professionals and experts, aiming for optimal treatment and diagnostic quality.

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