Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is an internationally renowned research institute with an inclusive and curiosity-driven working culture. Using cutting-edge infrastructures we advance breakthrough discoveries, technology development and innovations.
We operate in a wide scientific landscape from plants and microbes to seals and from molecular pathogenesis to the treatment of human diseases. Furthermore, we develop cutting-edge life science research infrastructures. Our researchers have been very successful in obtaining for example ERC grants and Academy of Finland Center of Excellence funding. Research in BI spans from fundamental research to applied biotechnology and includes cytoskeletal and membrane dynamics; morphogenesis, stem cells and regeneration; plant, animal, microbial genomics and evolution; and structure and function of viruses and cellular protein complexes. Our mission is to harness the scientific discoveries and innovations for the benefit of people and the environment.
BI has pioneered the development of Finland’s life science research infrastructures and currently houses core facilities for biological imaging, proteomics, protein crystallization, cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), NMR, genomics and bioinformatics.
The research findings are actively applied for the benefit of society through valorisation of innovations and spinout companies. Several success stories including Herantis Pharma Ltd and Mobidiag Ltd originate from the Institute.