Structural Biology Core Facility

Biocenter Oulu offers services related to its expertise in protein crystallographic structure determination and provide support for researchers not familiar with structural studies to get the structure determination process started.




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The Oulu BCO Instruct-FI infrastructure is supported by funding from Biocenter Finland, Biocenter Oulu, the University of Oulu, FBMM, and regional funding.

We kindly ask the users to acknowledge this resource whenever publications are being finalised, for example: "The use of the facilities and expertise of the Biocenter Oulu Structural Biology core facility, a member of Biocenter Finland, Instruct-ERIC Centre Finland and FINStruct, is gratefully acknowledged."

In addition we ask the users to inform us (i) whenever such publications have been accepted for publication and (ii) of the PDB entry codes whenever structures have been deposited.


Responsible scientists for the core facility:

Dr Lari Lehtiö
tel. +358-(0)294 481169 (office F103)
e-mail: lari.lehtio (at)

Professor emeritus Rik Wierenga
tel. +358-(0)294 481199 (office F202B)
e-mail: rik.wierenga (at)

Postdoctoral scientist Tiila Kiema (data collection)
tel. +358-(0)294 481174 (office F210)
e-mail: tiila.kiema (at)

Postdoctoral scientist Kristian Koski
(remote data collection, courses, DLS, SLS, protein purification)
tel. +358-(0)294 481174 (office F210)
e-mail: kristian.koski (at)

Technical staff:

Ville Ratas (crystallization)
tel. +358-(0)294 481174 (office F210)
e-mail: ville.ratas (at)

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