Outreach and media activities at FIMM

FIMM is committed to contributing to society through public engagement. With the ever-increasing public interest in personal health and genomics, we feel that these activities have become increasingly important. During the past few years, we have been gradually increasing the amount of our outreach and communication activities and focused significant efforts on building a strong online and media presence. Each year, we have hundreds of national and international visitors representing academia, industry, policy makers, patients and high-school students.

At FIMM, we aim to provide accurate and timely information to assist the media in telling the stories of our recent findings. Our Communications Coordinator Mari Kaunisto is happy to respond to questions about the Institute and to help in  locating an expert in a specific area of research. She can also provide additional information about our events or news releases.

This page contains recent examples of our media visibility.

Senior Researcher
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Neurosciences


Below you can find more information about our outreach activities:

Journalists are asked to contact the Communications Coordinator Mari Kaunisto to arrange interviews. Television camera crews and photographers are also welcome but must be accompanied by a member of our staff when shooting inside our facilities. We also hope that all the material filmed at FIMM and saved for possible future purposes will be labeled as being shot at our Institute.

By request, we can also provide photos of our key staff members and technologies. The resources can be freely used  as long as all images and video are credited to Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, University of Helsinki.

The high-resolution versions of the FIMM logo can be uploaded from here:


Each year, we have hundreds of national and international visitors representing academia, industry, media, policy makers, patient organisations and school-groups. Our researchers are very committed to these institute-driven outreach activities and we also encourage and support them in giving interviews and public talks.

Currently all the visits to our facilities have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully we are able to host you soon!

During 2014 -2015 FIMM Doctoral Student Susanne Hultsch organised two art exhibitions. 

The Biomedicine Goes Art exhibition in 2015 showed science, in particular biomedicine, in the extraordinary angle of art, to raise curiosity about science and enhance communication between scientists and the metropolitan community. Nearly 30 surprising and visually appealing works of art were showcased. Most of the works were images of cells and tissues, but also photographs and scientific drawings and paintings were presented.

Have a look at the beautiful works of art here!