Our research in the Laboratory of Structural Biology is aimed at understanding the structure and function of biological macromolecules and their complexes, such as molecular machines and viruses. We strive to decipher basic principles in their assembly and evolution. Detailed mechanistic understanding of structures involved in disease is informing rational design of therapies. We are affiliated with the Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE and the Research Programme in Molecular and Integrative Biosciences at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences.
The Laboratory of Structural Biology, headed by Associate Professor Juha Huiskonen, was established in September 2017. The current...
Here you can find more about our current research directions. Please feel free to come and talk to us about potential collaborations. We...
A new protein structure that helps viruses with lipid membranes enter cells discovered
The evolution of viruses with lipid membranes has produced more structural variety for infection of cells than previously thought. The atomic...
Academy of Finland Funding for Cryo-EM Method Development
Structures of Endogenous Macromolecular Assemblies (SEMMA) Consortium has been funded 1 million euros by the Academy of Finland.
Resources for exploring structures of macromolecules and learning about methods we use to study them.