Helsinki Institute of Life Science

Pushing the frontiers science to make a difference

We are interested in mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and brain repair, and we try to find new ways to restore the damaged neuronal circuits and neurotransmission. We focus on studying stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and motivation, with the ultimate long-term goal being to develop disease-modifying therapies. We have a curiosity about endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis, protein aggregates, neural development, and biology of glial cells. We have a passion for excellent level research and high-quality international training. Our work is based on internationally evaluated funding, and with excellent level collaborators we can push the frontiers of science. Our mission is to provide the highest quality science-based teaching and training. By finding out what is the thing you are most interested in, and then grasping the opportunity you can shape the future.

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@AiravaaraLab

@BrundinPatrik @WorldPDCongress Fascinating findings! Maybe not too far in future, Lewy pathology in peripheral org… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Our former student Francesca De Lorenzo defending her PhD thesis from @LabVoutilainen & Saarma group. Great day!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

.@airavaara aloittaa #FinPharma'ssa @helsinkiuni #ftdk farmakologian ja lääkekehityksen professorina tammikuussa. H… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Congratulations to @UH_Neuro PI Mikko @AiravaaraLab being promoted to professor of pharmacology! twitter.com/finpharma/stat…