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Turku Bioscience is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The Centre was established in 1992 to facilitate research infrastructure services and scientific interactions across departments and within the two universities.

Today, the Centre has three major functions:

  • to offer technology and research services
  • to provide advanced training and education in technologies that relate to its core facilities
  • to host leading basic research that relates to its key technology and infrastructure areas

Research groups at Turku Bioscience teach and train both MSc and PhD students. In addition to the groups presented below, you can find several others on Research – Turku Bioscience.

Research Groups

Kinase Function in Brain

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are characterised by the irreversible loss of nerve cell function. The protein kinase c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is a recognised player in ageing disorders and more recently also in psychiatric dysfunction. Another kinase of interest to us is LRRK2 (PARK8), the most commonly mutated gene in Parkinson’s disease.

Cancer Proteomics

The group is working on the development of proteomics technologies to enable large-scale studies of disease mechanisms with a focus on breast cancer. We develop software for evaluating and storing proteomics data and hardware for the automation of data accumulation.

Core Facilities

  • The Cell Imaging and Cytometry (CIC) Core is the functional centre of bioimaging in Turku. It is an open-access centralized facility where end users receive support to carry out conventional and advanced imaging techniques. Imaging education at Turku Bioimaging is organized as a Master’s Programme in Biomedical Imaging.
  • The Genome Editing Core specialises in various applications of transgenic technology. The primary focus of the core unit has long been viral vector-mediated transgenesis.
  • The Single-cell Omics Core is a part of the national Biocenter Finland single-cell omics technology platform service. Its mission is to provide a one-stop solution for single-cell analyses.
  • TheTurku Proteomics Facility provides mass spectrometry based proteomics analyses by advanced instrumentation for life science and medicine research.

More Core Facilities can be found on Services – Turku Bioscience.

Turku Bioscience address
Tykistökatu 6A, 5th floor
FI-20520 Turku

Updated 27.10.2020