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Biocenter Finland (BF)
Date of Last update : 2019.07.31 Rivision Request
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University
Type Of RI
Haartmaninkatu 8, Biocenter Finland - P.O. Box 63, Helsinki, PO: FI-00014 (Finland), Finland(60.2270355224609, 25.0143909454346)
Coordinating Country
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2017
Mission and objective
Biocenter Finland is an umbrella organisation of biocenters in six Finnish Universities (Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere and Turku, and the Åbo Akademi University). When established in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Finnish biocenters represented new types of multidisciplinary research organizations bringing together life scientists and biomedical researchers working in universities, research institutions, hospitals and industry. Establishment of biocenters marked the first stage in the restructuring of basic research. multidisciplinary research programs were initiated, research infrastructure was strengthened through joint core facilities, and researcher training and technology transfer were reorganized. Establishment of Biocenter Finland in 2006 marked the second stage in the restructuring of biological and medical research infrastructure at the national level. Today the most visible activity of Biocenter Finland is provision of funding for nationwide technology services in the partner biocenters for the benefit of the entire scientific community. The aim is to avoid unnecessary overlaps and invest into the newest technologies and equipment. Technology services are provided by Biocenter Finland infrastructure networks in bioinformatics. biological imaging. genome-wide methods. model organisms. proteomics and metabolomics. stem cells and biomaterials. structural biology and biophysics. translational research technologies. and viral gene transfer and cell therapy. Biocenter Finland also supports emerging technologies, and promotes international researcher training and recruitment, research career development, and commercial exploitation of research results. Through its infrastructure networks Biocenter Finland is actively involved in the development pan-European infrastructures on the ESFRI Roadmap.
RI Keywords
Bioinformatics;Electron microscopy;Light microscopy;Mouse models;SPECT;Proteome;Metabolomics;Stem cells;Structural biology;X-ray;NMR spectroscopy;Mass spectrometry;Biobanking;Drug discovery;Chemical biology;Cell therapy;Genome-wide methods;Viral gene transfer
RI Category
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
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