Protein crystallography

Biocenter Oulu is offering services related to its expertise in protein crystallographic structure determination through a core facility setup. We have dedicated equipment for protein characterization, crystallization and structure determination at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine.

We can offer the following research activities as a service:

  1. Characterization of the protein sample
  2. Setting up crystallization screens
  3. Data analysis of the crystals

We provide support for researchers not familiar with structural studies to get the structure determination process started.

More information:

The Oulu X-ray Homepage

BCO/BF/FBMM Instruct-FI infrastructure brochure (PDF)
BCO/BF/FBMM Instruct-FI infrastructure poster (PDF)

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Contact persons at your service

Responsible scientists for the core facility:

Professor Rik Wierenga
tel. +358-(0)294 481199 (office F202A)
e-mail: rik.wierenga (at)
see also Rik Wierenga's home page

Dr Lari Lehtiö
tel. +358-(0)294 481169 (office F126A)
e-mail: lari.lehtio (at)
see also Lari Lehtiö's home page

Postdoctoral scientist Tiila Kiema (data collection)
tel. +358-(0)294 481174 (office F217)
e-mail: tiila.kiema (at)

Postdoctoral scientist Kristian Koski (remote data collection, courses, DLS, SLS, protein purification)
tel. +358-(0)294 481182 (office F216A)
e-mail: kristian.koski (at)

Technical staff:

Ville Ratas (crystallization)
tel. +358-(0)294 481174 (office F216A)
e-mail: ville.ratas (at)

Ari-Pekka Kvist (computing, Linux and Windows systems)
tel. +358-(0)294 481165 (office F126B)
e-mail: ari-pekka.kvist (at)

Ed Daniel (computing, xtalPiMS)
tel. +358-(0)294 481151 (office F126B)
e-mail: ed.daniel (at)

University of Oulu
Biocenter Oulu, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
P.O. Box 3000
FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

Last updated: 7.8.2017