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.

News and Twitter

@AiravaaraLab

Thanks Dr. Wei Yang for very interesting seminar on ER homeostasis and neuroprotective pathways derived from unfold… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Getting ready for our own microglia minisymposium and we look forward to the discussion @StratouliasV https://t.co/akLXcbrurQ

European Journal of Neuroscience published special Issue: A celebration of Finnish Neuroscience! Issue has Finnish… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Check it out! There are some awesome Finnish neuroscientists @IParkkinen @ampenttinen @aiforia_tech @karipitkanentwitter.com/i/web/status/1…