Research Groups

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Haartmaninkatu 8 (P.O.BOX 63)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. exchange +358-2941 911
Fax. +358-2941 25302

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Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH)

Top-notch medical research, education and care meet daily on the AMCH campus. AMCH is close cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) to benefit patients and the entire society.

Metabolic research

Intracellular Cholesterol Trafficking
Mechanisms involved in the movement of cholesterol between cell membranes, sterol-dependent membrane domains, sterol- binding proteins. Disturbances of intracellular cholesterol transport underlying human diseases.
Elina Ikonen, professor

Medical Nutrition Physiology
Evaluate the health effects of nutritional components and to understand their mechanisms. Increase collaboration between nutrition physiology and other medical sciences in research and teaching.
Riitta Korpela, professor

CardioReg - Cardiovascular and Regenerative Pharmacology
Both preclinical and clinical aspects of tissue regeneration. Special emphasis on cardiac regeneration and wound healing.
Eero Mervaala, professor  and  Esko Kankuri, docent

Engineering of Photocontrollable Proteins
Fluorescent proteins, molecular biosensors and optogenetic tools for advanced imaging, optical readout and light manipulation in living cells, tissues and whole animals.
Vladislav Verkhusha, FiDiPro professor