Tumor-stroma interaction - Pasonen-Seppänen group

01.09.2019 -
Tumor microenvironment (TME) has an active contribution to tumor development and cancer progression. This extremely complex system is composed of multiple cell types, such as fibroblasts and infiltrating immune cells, and structural extracellular matrix (ECM), which is mainly composed of hyaluron...

Human Brain Disease Modelling (Lehtonen lab)

Our research focuses on revealing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases, especially Parkinson`s disease (PD). We utilize patient-derived brain cells in novel human-based models, including 3D culture systems and midbrain organoids, to more accurately mimic the diseased bra...

Nihay Laham Karam

Assistant Professor , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

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...

Biomass Production

Part of the School of Forest Sciences, the Research Group of Biomass Production studies sustainable approaches to produce biomass for the growing bioeconomy. Intensive forestry and plantations have the potential to deliver large amounts of biomass as well as additional ecosystem services related ...

Jenni Kublbeck

Project Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Toxicology Research Group

Our group studies toxicity of various environmental exposures using multiple methods. We study e.g., toxicity of microplastics and biocolourants in cultured cells as well as endocrine disrupting chemicals in cellular and animal models. In birth cohort research, we study the effects of exposure du...