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Explore the University of Helsinki research portal for up-to-date information on researchers, research groups and research infrastructures. The basic information on researchers contains contact information and brief descriptions of ongoing research. Publications are available as full-text if applicable. All information can be browsed by discipline and research infrastructures additionally by subject areas.

Research Groups

Browse some of our research group websites by field of science below. A complete list of research groups can be found in the University of Helsinki research portal.

Archaeoacoustics project in Finland studies echoes at ancient rock art and offering sites.
The Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions -group (ACCI) investigates the sources and processes modifying atmospheric aerosol populations, interactions between aerosols, clouds and radiation, and the associated feedback mechanisms.
'Agents of Enlightenment. Changing the Minds in Eighteenth-Century Northern Europe' (Academy of Finland, 2017–2021) is a research project on the dissemination and reception of the Enlightenment in Scandinavia and the Baltic area 1740–1810.
The agile education research group (RAGE) studies approaches for data-driven continuous improvement in education.
Our reseach focuses on the Agricultural Monitoring using Earth Observation Services for Africa. CAMEOS consortium builds upon the outcomes of existing EU global agricultural monitoring projects.
The Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires examines the long-term imperial impact on social groups, by focusing on local and minority identities in a time of dramatic political change in the cradle of civilization: the ancient Near East in the first millennium BCE. we investigate the...
The research group searching the cognitive, emotional and pharmalogical interactions between the body and mind of animals.
Animal well-being, sustainable use of natural resources and mitigation of environmental impact are guiding us in developing animal production for future food security. Animal phenotype and genotype analyses are utilizing Big Data methodology.
We are a multidisciplinary research community uniting animal welfare and behavior researchers from different fields to a common pool of expertise.
Aphasia research group explores problems of language and its use resulting from brain damage, usually in the left hemisphere.
In Aquatic Biogeochemistry Research Unit we study how the essential elements of life, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and silicon cycling are cycled in water and sediment. These are the key nutrients whose availability determine the distribution of life in Earth’s aquatic environments.
Our research focuses on evolutionary developmental biology and secondary metabolism in Asteraceae mainly using Gerbera hybrida as our model organism.
Our research objective is physical and chemical understanding of the atmospheric transformation of volatile organic emissions, and their potential to form condensable vapors that contribute to organic particulate matter.
Eskelinen group studies membrane dynamics during autophagosome biogenesis in mammalian cells.
Our group carries out scientific research on well-being related behaviour and behaviour change, particularly its psychological and social aspects. We ask e.g. what is the effectiveness and processes in interventions and dynamics of change.
We are experts in antimicrobial drug discovery, exploring new ways to confront the global challenge of emerging drug resistance amongst bacteria.
BioGeoClimate Modelling Lab studies spatio-temporal patterns and processes in the fields of biogeography, geomorphology, and climatology.
Bioinformatics research groups at University of Helsinki are presented in the pages.
We aim to understand how atomic details regulate structure, dynamics and function of biomolecules. We use mainly classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations together with solid and solution state NMR experiments.
The biostatistics groups at University of Helsinki develop probabilistic and computational methods for essential life science applications.
Our laboratory studies oncogene and tumor suppressor induced cancer-specific cellular programs, which cause therapeutic vulnerabilities in breast cancer.
Hannes Lohi lab on the canine genetic research. Since the dog's genome has been sequenced, possibilities for uncovering the genetic background of the hereditary diseases and behavioral characteristics of dogs have opened.
Our research program is focused to make fundamental contributions to the fields of cancer biology, tumor microenvironment and virus-host cell interactions.
Catalysis and green chemistry (CatLab) research group of Prof. Timo Repo, University of Helsinki.
Group Tojkander investigates how mechanosensitive actomyosin structures are deregulated in invasive breast cancers and how the tumor stroma plays a role in this process.
The Saarikangas lab is interested in the regulation of proteostasis and protein phase transitions during cellular adaptation, differentiation and aging.
Our mission is to elucidate fundamental mechanisms that control the elongation phase of transcription by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) in normal and disease states. We are particularly interested in essential cyclin-dependent kinases which trigger Pol II release from promoter-proximal pausing and...
The Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning CRADLE is a hub of academics and practitioners pursuing ground-breaking interventionist research based on cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) since 1994.
The aim of this Center of Excellence is to improve the understanding of the functions of the genome and to bring genomic medicine into practice.
The Consumer Society Research Centre studies the development of the consumer society from the perspectives of societal structures and consumers.
The Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) is a network for multidisciplinary research on the Nordic Region. We promote critical research on different features that make the Nordic Countries Nordic, with special focus on global and comparative perspectives.
Laboratory. Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics (CoECDG), Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), HiLIFE, University of Helsinki.
The CoE of Inverse Modelling and Imaging is a unit consisting of applied mathematicians and mathematically oriented scientists with a history of active collaboration. The methodological and theoretical focus areas are nonlinear partial differential equations, geometry, and uncertainty...
Cancer Gene Therapy Group (CGTG) is a research group in University of Helsinki led by Professor Akseli Hemminki.
Network promotes cutting edge research on learning across the boundaries between diverse scientific fields. The network aims to nurture academic innovations and synergies among research communities, businesses and industry, for the benefit of the Finnish society in particular and global community...
The Clinical Pharmacy Group, University of Helsinki focuses on optimizing pharmacotherapy and promoting health. The emphasis is in rational medicine use, development and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services and medication safety covering all social and health care settings.
A world-leading international research group based in Helsinki, Finland exploring cognitive neuroscience of music, speech, and their neuroplasticity.
The CINCO group research mission is to develop modern solutions for dynamic business service collaborations and service interoperability. These collaborations involve multiple partners in inter-enterprise manner, and allow partners to preserve their subjective decision-making power over the...
The Collaborative Networking research group at the Department of Computer Science focuses on cloud and edge computing, information-centric networking, mobile opportunistic networks, and green ICT.
The foci of our community relates very closely to the major fields of research of the Faculty of Arts, as exposed in its strategy, viz. cultural and linguistic diversity, language and interaction, and corpus linguistics.
Associate Professor Maria Lasonen-Aarnio's ERC funded project develops and applies a novel approach in epistemology. Central to this approach is the notion of epistemic competence, and of a competent belief.
The Constraint Reasoning and Optimization group focuses on the development and analysis of state-of-the-art decision, search, and optimization procedures, and their applications in computationally hard problem domains with real-world relevance.
Coronary artery disease research group execute basic and translational research from pathogenesis and immunogenetics to epidemiology and clinical drug trials. Studies are based on large materials such as Corogene-study, ASO-material and explanted hearts from heart transplant recipients.
Crosslocations aims to understand changes in the relations between people and locations in the Mediterranean region. It is a five-year research project (2016-2021) led by anthropologist Professor Sarah Green, and is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant (No. 694482).
Cyanobacteria research focuses on ecology, diversity and bioactive compound production of cyanobacteria. Research is based on large culture collection, genomics and other omics techniques including biosynthesis and chemical analyses of the bioactive compounds.
We are a research group at the Department of Computer science, University of Helsinki focusing on data science for understanding evolutionary and biospheric change processes and their causal mechanisms.
DEMLANG produces knowledge about the interrelatedness of the sociocultural processes of democratization and mediatization, and language practices in Britain, 1700–1950.
The Partanen group studies how the spectrum neurons differentiates in the embryonic brainstem, a center for regulation of mood, motivation and movement.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent cause of liver disease worldwide. NAFLD is commonly associated with the metabolic syndrome ('Metabolic NAFLD' and predisposes to more severe liver disease (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis) as well as to type 2 diabetes and...
The Digital Geography Lab uses novel data sources and cutting-edge analyses to support sustainable spatial planning and decision making. Focus is on two interlinked areas of research: human mobility/accessibility and biodiversity conservation. The Digital Geography Lab is a forerunner in open...
This research project, that is funded by the European Research Council and directed by Marja Vierros, creates a new digital grammar of greek documentary papyri.
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The Discovery Research Group works on artificial intelligence and data science, especially on computational creativity and data mining. In our vision, data analysis is used to make intelligent systems or agents aware of their environments as well as of themselves.
Our research is focused on providing parameters for the safety analysis of the final disposal of nuclear waste. We provide a wide range of services from structure characterization to transport modelling.
Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. The Diabetes and Obesity Research Program was selected for 2013-2017 and it comprises seven closely integrated research groups.
Understanding dynamics of language development through very early years
Remote sensing and geospatial data for studying Earth’s physical, biological and societal systems for developing countries
A Helsinki University based research group studying ecosystem processes mainly in boreal forests. Main questions concern the whole tree functioning in a changing environment and climate in multiple levels and the climate-related responses and effects of the whole forest ecosystem from the deep soil...
Educational Studies and Teacher Education is a research community formed around research focused on diversity, multilingualism, minority perspectives, and social justice in education and teacher education.
Empirical Software Engineering Research Group
Kivelä lab group is focused on understanding the role of endothelial and stem cells in heart and skeletal muscle diseases, metabolic regulation as well as in cancer.
The central research theme in ECRU is the development and application of empirical, geospatial, computational and modeling tools to detect global environmental changes and to analyse their ecological and societal impacts. We mostly work on the arctic environment that is undergoing rapid change...
Life history is the nexus of biology, because various biological questions ultimately revolve around the causes and consequences of variation in reproduction and survival, i.e. fitness. The fitness of male vs female life histories, however, do not always align, and hence life history traits may be...
Evolution, Sociality and Behaviour Group studies in­ter­ac­tions cre­at­ing evol­u­tion­ary pro­cesses and pat­terns.
Our research focuses on the fossil record and evolution of mammals and their relationship with habitat and climate change.
The AIR team has two main research areas; to study bacterial biofilms and search for novel ways to concur them to solve the highly relevant medical problems they cause and to explore new treatment possibilities against the intracellular pathogen Chlamydia spp.
The EV group studies extracellular vesicles (EVs), submicron membrane vesicles released by most cells (mammalians to prokaryotes), that are present in all body fluids, but also e.g., in oceans.
Urban green infrastructure, including green roofs and walls provide many ecosystem services in built areas. Interdisciplinary research is needed in order to understand the functioning of such man-made constructed ecosystems.
Our goal is to produce theoretical research related to econometric methods and models relevant to finance and macroeconomics, and to employ the results of this research in empirical applications in these fields.
This research project aims at finding new ways to support adult learners of Finnish by exploiting the language learning possibilities offered by their everyday environment.
We identify and quantify risks in the use of natural resources, perform decision analysis between the use of marine resources and biodiversity conservation, and integrate different sources of data and knowledge using Bayesian analysis.
Food economics and business management research group aims to serve the society by providing understanding of sustainable food systems.
We characterize and valorize polysaccharides, especially those obtained as side streams from various bioprocesses, in food and food contact materials. We are interested in understanding the behavior of polysaccharides in dispersed systems: their emulsifying properties and capacity to inhibit lipid...
Forage production in future climate and sustainable cropping systems.
Forensic psychology research group introduces the work of the research group. It provides the interests, aims and results of our research.
Quality, transdisciplinary research on sustainable business management, in the context of the forest sector and beyond.
Laboratory of Forest Resources Management and Geo-information investigates the use of 3D point clouds in all areas of forestry.
Eco-physiology, genomics, transcriptomics and metabolism of wood-decaying forest fungi are our topics of research. By the aid of modern omics, we aim at opening fungal metabolism, interactions and gene expression upon wood-decay and waste lignocellulose bioconversions to biofuels and bioproducts.
The Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology group studies plant biomass modifying enzymes from asco- and basidiomycete fungi. The research focuses on various aspects of fungal molecular biology and enzymology.
The Gahmberg group studies leukocyte adhesion and signalling, binding of cytoskeletal proteins to integrins and their regulation by specific phosphorylations of the alfa and beta-chains.The neuronal ICAM-5 ligand is cleaved by NMDA treatment and the released fragment affects leukocyte functions.
Research in Ristimäki Lab focuses on the molecular background of gastrointestinal tumors, mainly colorectal cancer and appendix-originating pseudomyxoma peritonei.
Raivio group aims at identifying new genetic diseases that affect the hypothalamic-pituitary function and modeling their mechanisms with human pluripotent stem cells.
Juha Kere lab focuses on the discovery of gene effects and networks in complex human phenotypes. Our major projects are dyslexia, early embryonic development, prosiasis, and rare immune deficiency diseases.
Research focuses on understanding how cells maintain integrity of their genomes in the face of internal and external damage, originating e.g. during DNA replication or upon exposure to chemotherapeutic agents.
We develop algorithms and data structures for the analysis of genome-scale data. Such data is abundant due to modern molecular biology measurement techniques like high-throughput sequencing. We are especially interested in applications of compressed data structures, that make it possible to analyse...
The Global History of Free Ports researches the development and diffusion of the institution of the free port.
Grain technology groups researches and teaches the physical and chemical properties of the cereal grains and grain legumes to develop industrial grain uses and processes. Our aim is to help create high quality and healthy foods for the world's growing population. Current research is focused on beta...
Koli Lab is focusing on understanding how targeting and activation of the TGF-β/BMP family growth factors are involved in the pathogenesis of malignant and fibrotic lung diseases.
We study humanities & social science research questions with new methods in collaboration between research groups, memory organisations and the general public.
The web page of the Helsinki Accelerator Laboratory. Information on the methods, equipment and a virtual video tour.
Language research that paves the way to a better understanding of cultural areas and their history is what we do in HALS.
The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History promotes the Research of Ideas across Disciplines, in- and outside Finland.
Helsinki Eye Lab is focused on understanding the ocular surface in health and disease.
The study produces new scientific evidence about the contribution of work and other areas of life to health, functioning, and well-being.
Our research stems from curiosity towards mechanisms of hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis, and how identified mutations or genetic variation may contribute to blood formation on a molecular level. Read more on our website!
We aim to understand the pathobiology of malignant blood diseases (such as leukemia) and related autoimmune disorders and find novel therapy targets and modes of action.
The main foci of this research community are the learning and teaching of subjects related to humanities and social sciences in early childhood education, comprehensive education, and adult education.
Päivi Saavalainen's group studies autoimmune diseases and chronic gastrointestinal inflammations, namely celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
The aim of our research is to understand the crucial and harmful roles of complement activation in host defense and inflammation.
The Fagerholm group studies leukocyte integrins, adhesion receptors that mediate leukocyte trafficking, in health and disease.
A diverse microbial population -the microbiota- inhabits the human body and influences our health in many ways. Differences in microbiota composition are directly or indirectly linked to various human diseases. Our research focuses on gut microbiota and its impact on intestinal as well as systemic...
The inverse problems research group at the University of Helsinki does research in x-ray tomography, EIT, invisibility cloaking, and more.
The ion exchange group studies the separations of harmful or useful trace components like radionuclides, heavy metals or precious elements.
Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition studies the issue of Roman administrative space with spatial analysis of power relations and meanings. The development of administrative space in the European context amounts to the emergence of the concept of public.
The Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives seeks to critically investigate the foundations of the European narrative about a shared heritage of law, values and ideals. The purpose is to examine the crisis through the development of conflicting narratives of Europe in 20th...
LECI - Learning, Culture and Interventions expert group at the University of Helsinki: sociocultural approaches, cultural-historical activity theory.
The Life Science Education Research Group studies such themes as students’ learning and studying at the university. We are a network of researchers interested in to develop the quality of higher education especially in the area of Life Sciences. We do research at national, Finland, and...
Life-History Evolution research group focuses on understanding how organisms cope with environmental variation in nature, such as habitat fragmentation or environmental stress. Our main study system is the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) metapopulation in the Åland Islands.
Lindsberg research group aims to identify novel pharmacological targets for treating acute cerebrovascular disease, which is the second largest cause of death in the western world.
The Ikonen group is interested in cholesterol and has developed tools to visualize trafficking of cholesterol and other lipids in vivo.
We are a research group at the Univerity of Helsinki, Community of BioGeoSciences. The group is lead by Academy Research Fellow PhD Anu Kaakinen. Our research focuses on environmental and climate changes of the Cenozoic Era in inland Eurasia.
We do biomedical research in vascular biology (lymphangiogenesis, VEGF-C) and antibody technology development. Because vascular biology plays a central role in cancer and many other diseases, the ultimate goal is to merge both lines of research to develop therapeutic antibodies. Some of our...
Sirpa Leppä group explores molecular mechanisms behind lymphoma pathogenesis and therapy response. We also search for biomarkers, which could be used as prognostic and/or predictive factors for treatment and survival.
We study the intracellular transport and function of macromolecular complexes such as cellular membranes and organelles, ribonucleoprotein complexes and viruses. Our Lab combines the power of genetic screening technologies and advanced imaging techniques with an arsenal of cell biology and...
The specialist group of Maker culture, Design learning and Technology – MaDe, situates to the research interest areas of education, society, culture, learning and interaction, within the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Our research interests include, for example: maker cultures, developing skill...
Henna Tyynismaa lab has interests in molecular genetics, mechanisms of neurological diseases, and mitochondrial involvement in disease pathogenesis.
Home page of Medical Nutrition Physiology Group. The group investigates intestinal as well as cardiovascular health from various different perspectives and is located in the Medical Faculty at the University of Helsinki.
Investigation into the publication strategies of Latin authors in the Middle Ages.
The research group studies genetic defects and clinical factors underlying skeletal disorders, with main interests in early-onset primary and secondary osteoporosis, skeletal dysplasias, and vitamin D. Our aim is to enhance understanding of disease mechanisms and establish means for early diagnosis...
The Microbiology and Biosphere Research (Mibira) group is based at the Department of Chemistry on the Kumpula Science Campus. Our research is focused on biosorption and -accumulation studies of environmental contaminants in bacteria and fungi isolated from the boreal environment. Our...
The Migration and Diaspora Studies Research Group (MIDI) at the University of Helsinki.
Eija Pirinen's lab investigates molecular mechanisms behind diseases characterized with genetic or acquired mitochondria dysfunction such as inherited mitochondrial disorders, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The McWilliams lab studies how mitochondrial integrity is regulated in the vertebrate nervous system, from fundamental signalling mechanisms through to their physiological relevance in vivo.
The aim of Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara's research group is to generate enough knowledge on the mitochondrial disease mechanisms to be able to create therapy..
MAPS studies inclusive education in diverse urban environments in Helsinki, Reykjavík and Amsterdam.
Our research aims at understanding the molecular basis of epilepsy syndromes through identification of the underlying defective genes, followed by functional analyses of the gene products and characterization of disease mechanisms in cellular and animal models.
Microbes have a major effect on the ecosystem and humans. Microbes run biogeochemical cycles of the elements, play a major role in the intestines of animals and biotechnology such as waste water treatment and food production, just to mention some. On the other hand, microbes cause diseases for...
Molecular Neurology Research Program is one of the five research programs in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Research Programs Unit.
The Multi-source Probabilistic Inference (MUPI) research group studies statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The goal of this community is to produce, with the help of multidisciplinary research, new knowledge on causes and consequences of misunderstandings.
Hélder A. Santos' Research Group: Nanomedicine, Biomedical Engineering and Controlled Drug Delivery.
Nature-Based Solutions Research Group concentrates to solve globally significant environmental problems.
Our mission is to develop mathematical, statistical and informatics tools to tackle biomedical questions that may potentially lead to breakthroughs in drug discovery. We are focusing on network pharmacology modeling, aiming at a systems-level understanding of how cancer signaling pathways can be...
Pentti Tienari's research focuses on neuroimmunology, ALS and brain aging.
Research at the Laboratory of Neurobiology focuses on the role of ion-regulatory proteins in the control of neuronal excitability at the molecular, single-cell, network and in vivo levels.
We employ a multidisciplinary approach to understand the genetic and neurobiological basis of normal and pathological anxiety.
We work on mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and neurorepair, and we try to find new ways to repair the damaged neuronal circuits. We focus on stoke, Parkinson’s disease and dopamine transmission. We aim to push the frontiers of medical research and our ultimate goal is to develop...
Esa Korpi's group is focused on understanding the neurochemical basis of behaviour using a variety of biomedical methods, ranging from optogenetics and electrophysiology through immunohistochemistry to behavioral animal models, chemogenetics and pharmacological tools.
Our research group is investigating the signalling and biological functions of GDNF family ligands and endoplasmic reticulum located CDNF/MANF neurotrophic factor families, both within and outside of the nervous system. We are also interested in the therapeutic potential of these proteins in...
The focus of our research is to identify targetable genetic alterations in epithelial cancers to find oncogenic drivers and molecular markers that associate with drug sensitivity and resistance using different in vitro and ex vivo tumor models.
The official web page of the Optobiology lab.
The group investigates the effects of tumor microenvironment (TME) components, such as tumor associated fibroblasts, macrophages, inflammatory cells and matrix molecules including extracellular vesicles in the progression and chemo-radiation therapies on OTSCC.
Research in this group is directed to oxidative stress tolerance of plants and to lignin biosynthesis in xylem of trees.
Professor Knip's research group has contributed to the present understanding of the diabetic disease process and reported important findings in the area of type 1 diabetes prediction and prevention.
Perception, Action and Cognition Group investigates human information processing using methods of psychophysics, EEG, and fMRI – combined with computational modelling.
Pharmaceutical Biophysics research group led by Drs. Tapani Viitala and Alex Bunker combining experimental and computational methodologies to generate mechanistic insight into drug action and drug delivery systems.
The seasonality of plants is strongly affected by low temperatures and snow in northern ecosystems. We are studying various aspects of seasonality, emphasizing the significance of winter as part of the whole annual cycle.
Plant phenomics is a discipline that uses high throughput methods to link genes to their function in plant context. Our team is focused on study the function of Ubiquitin Proteasome System (UPS) components in Arabidopsis growth and development as well as in responses to environmental challenges...
Our research focus is to understand the function of receptor proteins, specifically receptor-like protein kinases, and their role in mediating the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Otonkoski lab works with nuclear reprogramming, genome editing and how to understand mechanisms behind pancreatic beta-cell failure leading to diabetes.
Novel functional polymer materials
We investigate susceptibility genes, molecular mechanisms, risk factors, and implications to later life of these pregnancy disorders.
Adult dyslexia and attention deficit disorder in Finland.
The group explores the social, psychological, behavioral and biological processes that affect mental and physical health outcomes across the life-course and between generations.
We have been working as a research group in Department of Chemistry since early 2000s. Altogether we have almost 50 years' experience in environmental radioactivity, radioecology, and atmospheric radioactivity.
Voutilainen lab studies CDNF/MANF family of neurotrophic factors and GDNF family ligands. The focus of the research is mainly on two major diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease, with the aim of finding neurorestorative treatments that promote functional recovery from...
ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) is a university excellence hub that aims at developing path-breaking research on the Nordic region within a challenging global context.
Research Centre for Ecological Change: co­ordin­ated ana­lysis of long-term eco­lo­gical data to un­der­stand im­pacts of global change
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Our research group aims at studies on education and teaching especially in the context of schools. Didactics is understood in a broadest possible way as a synonym for pedagogy and school pedagogy.
The MegaSense concept is coordinated by the University of Helsinki and applies world class scientific expertise in Atmospheric Science, Computer Science and GeoInformatics to mitigate the outdoor low cost sensor platform short-comings.
Our group aims to study the oncogenic mechanisms cancer cells employ in an unbiased manner, by using sufficiently large scale and relevant biological context to find clinically actionable targets for treatment. We believe that this is attainable by combining single-cell transcriptomics of tumors...
Reserch group lead by professor Tiina Paunio, University of Helsinki and National Institute for Health and Welfare. Our goal is to understand individual variation in susceptibility to mental health disorders, disturbances in regulation of sleep and emotions, and in tolerance to disrupted sleep and...
Our research focuses on sleep, cognition, learning and mental health in a multidisciplinary context, combining methods and designs from psychology, medicine, and brain research.
Sleep Team Helsinki conducts research on basic mechanisms of sleep and wakefulness.
The Spatial Food Web Ecology Group at the University of Helsinki. Insect food webs in time and space.
The research group Spatial Policy, Politics and Planning are interested in the political and governmental practices of producing, maintaining and transforming geographical space.
The demographic transition constitutes a real challenge for public authorities, policy makers, healthcare providers and payers, as it will increase the demand of healthcare products and services.
The Statistical Ecology Research Group is In­teg­rat­ing the­or­et­ical, mathematical and stat­ist­ical eco­logy.
The official website of Sara Wickströms research group on Stem Cells and Tissue Architecture at Helsinki Institute of Life Science, Biomedicum Helsinki
We explore environmental and genetic regulation of growth cycle in a perennial model species woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca).
In the Laboratory of Structural Biology at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) we aim to understand the structures and interactions of biological macromolecules at atomic level. This contributes to our understanding of disease mechanisms and informs rational drug design.
Insect management for our planet: for a hungry planet, for a diverse planet, for a healthy planet, for a changing planet.
The Centre brings together the top specialists in space science and technology in Finland, and aims at revolutionising experimental space physics with the help of nano-satellites, international space missions, and high performance computing models.
The InterTran Research Group's central idea is to contribute to sustainable development while maintaining a strong focus on a sustainable circular economy.
The group focuses on studying the molecular mechanisms guiding activity-dependent development of glutamatergic circuitry in the limbic system and in particular, the roles of ionotropic glutamate receptors in this process.
Group focuses on understanding and finding effective means to overcome drug resistance in cancers.
Within Systems Immunology research, we are interested in elucidating the mechanistic basis of how different environmental exposures, including environmental and endogenous microbes, nanomaterials and chemicals, affect human wellbeing.
This project is a multidisciplinary undertaking which integrates knowledge of humanities and natural sciences in order to explain the spread of early Christian movement in evolutionary terms.
Radiopharmaceutical chemistry development, education, and services at the University of Helsinki.
Repair of bone defects in the craniomaxillofacial area poses major socio-economic challenges. Treatment may be enhanced via an engineered graft containing osteoinductive factors and synthetic osteoconductive carrier such as calciumphosphates and chitosan. These carriers have similar properties and...
Our research is focused on understanding endothelial cell functions in disease.
Transplantation Laboratory is an internationally well-known unit of translational research in heart and lung transplantation
Jaan-Olle Andressoo lab develops tools to control gene expression at post-transcriptional level in orer to understand the gene function and provide new venues for defining treatment for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson´s disease.
Exploring the structure and functioning of urban green- and blue spaces
The topics of our research group relate to climate change adaptation, maladaptation and climate change mitigation.
Our group studies the coupling between the urban ecosystem and the atmosphere using state-of-the-art observations and modelling (more details in Research section). The group is part of Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR).
VARIENG members study the English language, its uses and users, both today and in the past. We are interested in how language is situated in social, cognitive, textual and discourse contexts, and produced in speaker interaction; how language varies and changes in meaning and structure; and how...
The Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) is a virtual research environment on the Viikki campus of the University of Helsinki. More than 250 researchers from 38 different research groups are part of the centre. ViPS aims to have high international visibility, with a stimulating high impact research...
VITRI provides academic training, implements research on forests and related natural resources in tropical and developing countries and undertakes assignments related to tropical forest management as well as environmental and forest policy.
We study cellular mechanisms of embryonic tissue development at the single cell level, using live tissue imaging and molecular tools. We combine molecular developmental biology with advanced imaging and genomic approaches to understand how organs form. This knowledge is important for understanding...
The University of Helsinki is developing a 6-dimensional Vlasov theory-based simulation called Vlasiator. The focus is to simulate the entire near-Earth space at a global scale using the kinetic hybrid-Vlasov approach, to study fundamental plasma processes (reconnection, particle acceleration,...
Focusing on the role of human voices in practices of political transfer, this project looks 'beyond' Europe to understand how representation and citizenship were articulated in the British and French empires of the nineteenth century.