Biocenter Oulu is a multidisciplinary umbrella organisation within the Biosciences and Health research focus area of the University of Oulu. Currently it consists of 10 research projects and 3 junior investigator projects selected for fixed terms by international evaluation, and 6 coordinators’ projects.
The total staff of Biocenter Oulu is ca. 270, including about 110 project leaders, 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 personnel. Biocenter Oulu operates 9 research infrastructure core facilities and belongs to the national Biocenter Finland network.
The BCO transgenic core facility also serves as the Finnish EMMA (The European Mouse Mutant Archive) node as a member of the EC funded Infrafrontier-I3 Research Infrastructure Consortium.