Centres of excellence 2014–2019

Of the 14 centres of excellence selected by the Academy of Finland for 2014–2019, seven are coordinated by the University of Helsinki:

Kari Alitalo: Centre of Excellence in Translational Cancer Biology
Elina IkonenCentre of Excellence in Biomembrane Research
Jukka JernvallCentre of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology Research
Markku KulmalaCentre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science – From Molecular and Biological Processes to the Global Climate
Antti KupiainenCentre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research
Martti NissinenChanges in Sacred Texts and Traditions
Risto SaarinenCentre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition Research

In addition the University of Helsinki is a partner in three:

Eva-Mari AroCentre of Excellence in Molecular Biology of Primary Producers, University of Turku
Juha HyyppäCentre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research, Finnish Geodetic Institute, other partners: University of Oulu, Aalto University
Howard JacobsCentre of Excellence in Research on Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease (FinMIT), University of Tampere

Centres of excellence 2012–2017

Of the 15 centres of excellence selected by the Academy of Finland for 2012–2017, ten operate wholly or partly at the University of Helsinki.

Eight of them are coordinated by the University of Helsinki:

Lauri AaltonenCentre of Excellence in Cancer Genetics Research
Ilkka Hanski:  Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research
Markku KivinenCentre of Excellence in Russian Studies
Mikael KnipCentre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research
Markku LeskeläCentre of Excellence in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Uskali MäkiCentre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Matti LassasCentre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research
Marja-Leena SorjonenCentre of Excellence in Intersubjectivity in Interaction

Centres of excellence in which the University of Helsinki is a partner:

Samuel KaskiCentre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research, Aalto University
Johanna MappesCentre of Excellence in Biological Interactions Research, University of Jyväskylä