About ViPS

The Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) is a virtual research environment on the Viikki campus of the University of Helsinki.
More than 260 researchers from 44 different research groups are part of the centre.

The vision of ViPS is to be a centre of knowledge, collaboration and education that brings together all fields of plant research in Finland. ViPS facilitates our understanding of fundamental processes in the biology of plants and translates them into practical benefits for society and the bioeconomy through improved food and nutritional security, biomass production, and environmental sustainability

ViPS is guided by a board with members from the key research fields, and an advisory board.

There are several infrastructures associated with ViPS and available to members for use in their research.

ViPS actively participates and develops education in collaboration with the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences, other relevant doctoral programmes and the faculties on campus for undergraduate and graduate training.