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Mar 27, 2014

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Jan 28, 2014

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Research infrastructure in life sciences and biomedicine

Biocenter Finland (BF) is a distributed national research infrastructure providing research services in life sciences and biomedicine to the entire Finnish research community, in academia and industry, and to a limited extent also to users abroad.


Operationally BF is currently organized into nine infrastructure networks which operate technology platforms representing key areas of life sciences/biomedicine.


BF is a joint effort of seven biocenters in six Finnish universities: Universities of Eastern Finland, Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere and Turku and the Åbo Akademi University.

Infrastructure networks & technology platform services

> Bioinformatics

analysis and data integration; software; services to store, manage, retrieve and utilize experimentally produced data; 

> Biological imaging

electron microscopy; light microscopy; in vivo imaging; real-time imaging (RTI)


> Genome-wide methods

genetics & genomics; gene expression and regulation; genome-scale biology


> Model organisms

mammalian models; non-mammalian models


> Proteomics and metabolomics

proteomics; metabolomics; protein characterization; proteome-wide profiling of kinase-substrates/membrane proteins


> Stem cells and biomaterials

provision of hESC and iPSC; validation of pluripotent SC; data analysis; biomaterials based screening; functional cell analysis


> Structural biology

x-ray; NMR & MS; protein production for biophysical and structural characterization


> Translational technologies

virtual microscopy; drug discovery and chemical biology


> Viral gene transfer

virus production; vector bank; gene transfer technology support; TEDM


> Emerging technologies

tissue engineered disease models (TEDM), Real-Time Imaging (RTI)