Quantitative cell biology

01.10.2020 -
In the Quantitative Cell Biology laboratory, we study the biology of cells through the prism of quantitative sciences. We use cutting edge quantitative bio-imaging tools to count biomolecules such as proteins or mRNAs, measure their interactions, clustering or quantify their motion in live cells ...

Single Cell Genomics Core

Single cell genomics technologies are transforming our understanding of biology and disease. This technology can be applied across a breadth of research areas to provide detailed cellular maps of tissues, organoids, and cell-based models.

As a part of the national Biocenter Finlan...

Vascular Biology (Laakkonen)

'From basic science to translational impact.'
The goal of our junior research group is to improve therapeutics and diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases by understanding the biology behind the diseases. The main focus is in studying vascular anomalies and aortic aneurysms. Particularly ...

Redox signaling (Anna-Liisa Levonen group)

Nrf2 is a transcription factor mainly involved in combating cellular stress caused by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. However, Nrf2 is also involved in cancer and cardiometabolic diseases, making it an essential drug target.

Latonen Lab - Cancer stress biology

We study the molecular, cellular and tissue mechanisms that contribute to the increased ability of cancer cells to tolerate stress. We focus on the molecular mechanisms behind the different capacities of cancer and neuronal cells to deal with protein and RNA aggregates, and the ability of cancer ...

Rilla Lab

The discovery of the role of extracellular vesicles (EV) as specific communicators between the cells and the extracellular matrix has changed our understanding of human physiology. These tiny plasma membrane-derived particles are like fingerprints from the original cells. They carry a similar set...

Neurobiology of disease

24.10.2017 -
The main goal of our research is to understand the mechanisms that lead to neurodegenerative diseases and to identify novel therapeutic approaches for them. We are interested in the effects of environmental factors (such as air pollution and viral infections) and lifestyle factors on brain healt...