We study the molecular and mechanistic basis of life. Our research objects include viruses, microbes, mammalian cells, tissues, organ systems and organisms. Our research program brings together areas of experimental biosciences, including Biochemistry, Genetics, Structural, Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Physiology.
We have about 30 principal investigators and over 60 other researchers. Methodologically, our research groups have broad and cutting edge know-how, and they are well connected to other research networks, both within the UH and internationally (incl. Institute of Biotechnology, Neuroscience Research Center, Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, Instruct-FI and Academy of Finland Centers of Excellence).
Our researchers teach in the UH:
- Biology and Molecular Biosciences BSc programs
- Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, Neurosciences, Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology MSc programs
- actively participate in doctoral training, in particular in Integrative Life Sciences (ILS), Microbiology and Biotechnology (MBDP), and Brain and Mind (B&M) doctoral programs.