Welcome to Helsinki University Lipidomics Unit (HiLIPID) – Research Infrastructure of HiLIFE – Helsinki Institute of Life Science and Biocenter Finland.
HiLIPID service laboratory is located at the Viikki campus (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Molecular and Integrative Biosciences) and is run by adjunct professor Reijo Käkelä with Dr Minna Holopainen and Dr Hanna Ruhanen. Collaborating laboratory at Meilahti campus (Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine) is run by adjunct professor Pentti Somerharju.
HiLIPID is an academic research and service facility, which provides services subject to charge for research groups, companies and authorities. We are serving customers from the fields of environmental, ecological, basic biosciences, veterinarian and biomedical research.
Services have been provided since 2014, based on the experience of nearly 40 years in lipid analytics. Our strengths are mass spectrometry-based lipidomics and gas chromatography of fatty acids followed by multivariate data analysis. We have experience in metabolic studies utilizing labeled precursors. Recently, lipid mediator analysis was added to our service catalog. We have obtained a high average score in HiLIFE research infrastructure user survey, and performed especially well in quality and staff support.