BIU is part of the Helsinki BioImaging (HBI) and Helsinki in vivo animal imaging (HAIP) platforms of Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). BIU operates under the Medicum unit at the Faculty of Medicine, and is located in the Biomedicum Helsinki 1 building at the Meilahti campus (see the map by clicking on the link).
We are also part of Biocenter Finland Biological imaging network, and provide nationwide technology services on advanced electron microscopy techniques. We belong to Euro-BioImaging Advanced Microcopy Finnish Node and provides access to cutting-edge imaging technologies, image data storage solutions and different analysis tools to international visitors.
Our services are available for all local, national, and international customers – both from academia and companies. In 2021, BIU provided services to 291 researchers from 96 research groups, corresponding to over 15 300 instrument hours.
Currently available imaging systems and services include:
In addition, we have a wide selection of tools for image deconvolution, volume rendering, and other post-processing and analysis needs.