Mitochondrial biology

01.10.2012 -
Our group investigates the role of mitochondrial DNA maintenance as well as its role for the healthy function of cells and tissues, applying diverse methods in molecular biology and genomics.

CROSSHARES consortium - hare research

Our research group is a part of the CROSSHARES consortium, studying the biological consequences of hybridisation between mountain hare and brown hare, broadly utilising state-of-the-art methods in genomics and molecular biology.

Annakaisa Haapasalo Group (Molecular Neurodegeneration)

01.06.2015 -
Our research focus lies in the genetic background and molecular mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative diseases, especially frontotemporal dementia (FTD). To this end, we utilize a variety of in vitro and in vivo model systems and patient-derived cells, clinical samples and data. We are especi...

Sweelin Chew

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

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.

Dorit Hoffmann

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

Riikka Lampinen

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