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The Finnish ELIXIR node supports the developers of biomedical tools. If the tool becomes popular, its scalability can be supported via the node.

Virtual machines may include specialised sequence analysis tools and tools for digitising samples and analysing DNA microarray data. Webmicroscope.net, for example, is a virtual microscope that can be used online. It allows you to view, annotate and computationally compare microscopic images. Chipster.csc.fi is a software program for DNA microarray data analysis. Chipster provides researchers with a comprehensive selection of the latest analysis methods in a user-friendly format.

18 laboratories have joined the service of the national ELIXIR node. Virtual machines that contain software are administered in local organisations. The IT administrators of the organisations can manage their virtual machines, install the desired software environment onto them and integrate them in the way that they want to the organisation’s own IT environment.

The virtual machines have access to private NFS storage. The hardware located at CSC is connected through a high-speed local area network.




The website of science and researchers, Fingenious.fi, has been chosen by STM and THL as Finland’s common brand to increase biomedical research in our country, especially in research activities under Act on Secondary Use of Health and Social Data.





Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute in Helsinki focusing on human genomics and personalized medicine. FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, Technology Centre and Biobanking Infrastructures “under one roof” and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalized medicine in health care.



FIMM Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics Unit

FIMM Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics Unit is one of the Biocentre Finland funded national infrastructure networks.





The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies and monitors – and develops measures to promote – the well-being and health of the population in Finland. THL gathers and produces information based on research and statistics. THL also provides expertise and solutions, which the stakeholders can use in support of their decision-making and other work.



The Finnish Center of Excellence in Cancer Genetics Research


The CoE aims e.g. to unravel the genetic components of human cancer susceptibility – including polygenic inheritance – on all levels of penetrance, and to create a novel and efficient data analysis and mining environment, where the methods are developed or applied by the CoECG partners, for processing large-scale data generated within this CoECG and elsewhere.



Hautaniemi Lab: Anduril


Anduril is a workflow platform for analyzing large data sets, developed by Systems Biology Laboratory (SBU), University of Helsinki. SBU provides enabling technologies for genome-scale biological experiments and coordinates the Biocentre Finland bioinformatics technology platform. The SBU services include experimental design, data analysis and visualization of biological data, as well as bioinformatics infrastructure and method development, deployment and training.



Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory (Åbo Akademi University)


The emphasis of Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory (SBL) is on multidisciplinary research aiming to solve complex biological problems related to protein structure and function, molecular interactions, and gene/protein evolution.



Cell Imaging Core (BioCity Turku)


The Cell Imaging Core (CIC) provides state-of-the-art light microscopy instrumentation and flow cytometry services. CIC is part of the Biocenter Finland Infrastructure Network on Biological Imaging. CIC cooperates with Turku Bioimaging and EuroBioImaging to improve the accessibility of imaging technologies among the bioscience community internationally.



Biomedicum Imaging Unit (University of Helsinki)


Biomedicum Imaging Unit is a core facility that provides expertise and state-of-the-art equipment for modern multidimensional biomedical imaging applications.



Canine Genetic Studies (University of Helsinki, Folkhälsan)


The aim of the research is to identify genetic abnormalities leading to different hereditary diseases, as well as other breed-specific traits, to develop genetic tests for purposes of breeding, and to use the gained knowledge in the study of human diseases. A new genetic discovery opens up possibilities for the better understanding of disease mechanisms and helps us to improve diagnostic methods, treatments and drug development.



BC Platforms


Helsingin yliopiston maataloustieteellinen tiedekunta hyödyntää BC Platforms -yrityksen ylläpitopalvelua ja ohjelmistoa. BC Platforms yksinkertaistaa datahallintoon liittyviä prosesseja geenitutkimuksessa. Yritys kehittää tietokantojen seulomiseen soveltuvia työkaluja isoille ja pienille tutkimustyhmille.

BC Platforms provides genomic data management and analysis solutions to address some of the biggest healthcare challenges today by leveraging the convergence of genomics and healthcare information technologies.



DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory (University of Helsinki)


The laboratory is a core facility providing DNA sequencing service and it performs research projects on several topics ranging from bioinformatics to de novo genome sequencing of entire genomes.



FuGu – Functional Genomics Unit (University of  Helsinki, Biomedicum)


Biomedicum Functional Genomics Unit (FuGU) provides a wide range of services related to functional genomics. These services cover Next-Generation Sequencing (i.e. RNAseq and DNAseq), Single-Cell transcriptomics, Microarrays, Olink Biomarker assays, RT-qPCR and Bioinformatics.



Light Microscopy Unit (University of Helsinki)


The laboratory provides training, consultation, support and equipment management services. Currently supported techniques include multiphoton, point scanning and spinning disk confocal imaging, TIRF, fluorescence lifetime and homoFRET imaging, high content confocal and wide field imaging and wide field fluorescence imaging. Data storage and cell culture facilities are also provided.



Medical Bioinformatics Centre (Turku Centre of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi university)


Medical Bioinformatics Centre focuses on the analysis of high-throughput data produced by modern biotechnologies. The Centre has strong expertise in analyzing and interpreting molecular data and it constantly strives for developing new data analysis methods and workflows to support cutting edge research in biology and medicine.