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.

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Reflection of the week: I am slowly getting over the holiday and adapting back to the routine 🌅 ➖better images are… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Thanks to Liliane Tenenbaum for a commentary on our article, and how it fits into the greater context of other NTFs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Running a Western @UH_Neuro @AiravaaraLab. Moment of truth, loading... 🧮 https://t.co/NhYEJrPpOa

The inaugural lecture of @airavaara, @helsinkiuni new professors week. @HiLIFE_helsinki @UH_Neuro @sats_brsftwitter.com/i/web/status/1…