Contact Information

Reeta Huhtala
+358-2941 25260
Room A129a

Helena Taskinen
+358-2941 25270
Room B117b

Street address:
Haartmaninkatu 8
(Biomedicum Helsinki)
00290 Helsinki

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 63
00014 University of Helsinki


The anatomy department has long provided services in tissue processing to researchers in Biomedicum. The service now includes cryosectioning, immuno-histochemical staining, and in-situ hybridization, in addition to paraffin sectioning and histological staining services.

The service is tailored according to the user's needs. The technicians can help to determine the right specifications for each sample.

M. Priyadarshini, 2012
Orexin a in zebrafis brain. M. Priyadarshini, 2012


Please note that if you have used any of the services of the Tissue preparation and histochemistry unit for your publication, you are expected to mention us in the Acknowledgements and inform us about your publication.

Quote Reeta Huhtala OR Helena Taskinen (Tissue preparation and histochemistry unit in the Depatment of Anatomy, University of Helsinki) .

List of services

Paraffin sections

  • Responsible person:
    Helena Taskinen


  • Responsible person:
    Reeta Huhtala


  • Responsible person:
    Helena Taskinen

Immunohistochemistry and insitu hybridization

  • Responsible person:
    Reeta Huhtala
  • InsituPro VSi automated system
  • Available for slides, wholemount samples and freefloating sections

Antibodies produced by Ismo Virtanen

  • Responsible person: Reeta Huhtala