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...

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...

Tiia Turunen

Grant-funded Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Mikko Turunen

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

Cell and Tissue Imaging Unit

Our imaging core facility provides the instruments to image biological processes from tissues to single cells and subcellular molecular kinetics with both conventional and high-throughput methods.

Tarja Malm

Professor , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Mette Heiskanen

Early Stage Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

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...