21.5.2019 News

Rector's decision: Appointment of research projects to Biocenter Oulu Institute for a period of 2020 - 2023

The call for new Biocenter Oulu research projects for 2020 – 2023 was published in October 11th, 2018. The call was closed in January 14th, 2019.

8.5.2019 News

Meet the Top Scientist seminar offered a peek to the future of VR and robotics

Meet the Top Scientist seminar was held on Tellus Stage on the 7th of May. There were presentations by three scientists, prof. Juha Röning, Prof. Johanna Uusimaa and Dr.

2.5.2019 News

Newly discovered gene mutation reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu have discovered of a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction. The researchers employed gene manipulation technology to remove the P4h-tm gene from the mouse genome and found an unexpected change in mouse behaviour. P4h-tm knockout mice showed striking courage and a lack of learned helplessness compared to congenic wild-type mice with a functional P4h-tm gene. The results were published in Neuropharmacology.

15.3.2019 News

Researchers found a new mechanism with which cells can sense oxygen

Researchers found a new mechanism with which cells can sense oxygen: new opportunities will open for the development of cancer drugs

14.12.2018 News

1.8 milj. € FET Open funding to Professor Seppo Vainio

Professor Seppo Vainio will receive 1,8 milj. € funding from EU FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) Open – program.

14.12.2018 News

Two participants from Oulu University with MAKNEE as the winner of the first Life Science Pitching competition

MAKNEE won the €30,000 grand prize of Life Science Pitching competition for life science-based startups and pre-startups.

26.11.2018 News

An article in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics by Manninen research group

An article entitled “Assembly of the β4-integrin interactome based on proximal biotinylation in the presence and absence of heterodimerization” wa

5.11.2018 News

An article by Kettunen et al. : Chronic inflammation is associated with higher risk for diseases of major internal organs and shorter lifespan

Researchers have elucidated the disease risk underlying a biomarker predictive of shorter lifespan.

7.9.2018 News

Two articles in Clinical Cancer Research and International Journal of Cancer by Wei research group and their international collaborators

Synergistic interaction of HOXB13 and CIP2A predispose to aggressive prostate cancer

3.9.2018 News

Life Science Pitching competition for life science-based startups and pre-startups

Are you already on the path of turning your discovery into action? Our pitch-competition is for you!

10.8.2018 News

An article by Kettunen and collaborators in Human Molecular Genetics

Sliz E, Sebert S, Würtz P, Kangas AJ, Soininen P, Lehtimäki T, Kähönen M, Viikari J, Männikkö M, Ala-Korpela M, Raitakari OT, Kettunen J.

5.7.2018 News

Significant EU-funding for the research of vascular anomalies

Professor Lauri Eklund and doctoral student Prateek Singh from the University of Oulu together with their European partners have received nearly 3.8 million euro funding for the H2020-MSCA-ITN project called V.A. Cure.  The goal is to provide doctoral education for early-stage researchers in the field of vascular biology, and to uncover the disease causing mechanisms to establish novel therapeutic strategies for vascular anomalies.

21.6.2018 News

Prof. Myllyharju is the new chair of The Board of the Academy of Finland

Biocenter Oulu Scientific Director, Professor Johanna Myllyharju has been appointed by the Finnish Government as the Chair of The Board of the Academy of Finland.

20.6.2018 News

Jane ja Aatos Erkko Foundation grant for Professor Taina Pihlajaniemi

The research group of Professor Taina Pihlajaniemi has received a 485 000 € grant from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for a project titled “Cell-extra cellular matrix interplay in cancer – New per

15.6.2018 News

Academy of Finland funding for Docent Terhi Tapiainen

Docent Terhi Tapiainen, an Emerging project PI in Biocenter Oulu, has received funding for clinical researchers from The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health.

30.5.2018 News

Academy of Finland project funding for Prof. Ruddock and Prof. Vainio

The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences and Environment granted funding for two Biocenter Oulu project leaders, Prof. Lloyd Ruddock and Prof. Seppo Vainio. Prof.

30.5.2018 News

H2020 project B4EST selected for funding by European Commission

Biocenter Oulu PI Tanja Pyhäjärvi´s group participates in a collaborative project B4EST that has been selected for funding by European Commission.

23.5.2018 News

An article in Nature Communications by Wei research group and their multinational collaborators

An article entitled “High-throughput screening of prostate cancer risk loci by single nucleotide polymorphisms sequencing” was published online in Nature Communications by Dr.

9.5.2018 News

Biocenter Finland produced a brochure and a video to showcase the technology platforms and BF in general

The paper brochure as well as links to the video (http://www.esitteemme.fi/video/C8F35199) and a digital version of the brochure (

9.5.2018 News

Applying Biocenter Oulu research projects for 2020 – 2023

This is an important advance notice for all principal investigators (PIs) planning to participate in the upcoming Biocenter Oulu research project call for 2020-2023.

3.5.2018 News

Academy of Finland Project funding to Winqvist and Hinttala

Two Biocenter Oulu Project Leaders have received Academy of Finland Project Funding: Prof.

3.5.2018 News

Two articles published by Myllyharju group

A joint article with Myllyharju and Manninen groups from Biocenter Oulu and Prof. Karl Matlin´s group, University of Chicago, USA, was recently published in J Cell Science.