Biocenter Oulu is a multidisciplinary umbrella organisation within the Biosciences and Health research focus area of the University of Oulu. Currently it consists of 12 research projects and one junior investigator project selected for fixed terms by international evaluation, and 6 coordinators’ projects.
The total personnel of Biocenter Oulu is about 270, including 21 project leaders, 93 senior and post-doctoral researchers, 110 Ph.D. and M.D. -Ph.D. students in the Biocenter Oulu Doctoral Programme, and 50 laboratory technicians and other staff. Biocenter Oulu operates research infrastructure core facilities and belongs to the national Biocenter Finland network.
Most of the current Biocenter Oulu research groups are working in the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, and in the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital. One of the groups is located in the Faculty of Science, in the main campus in Linnanmaa. Biocenter Oulu administration and the majority of the core facilities can be found in the Main Building of the Medical Campus. The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine houses the core facilities focusing on protein analysis and structural biology.
The BCO transgenic core facility serves as the Finnish Infrafrontier/EMMA (The European Mouse Mutant Archive) node as a member of the EC funded Infrafrontier-I3 Research Infrastructure Consortium. University of Oulu is a founding member of Infrafrontier GmbH.