Bone group

Research group information

Contact information

Research group leader

  • Juha Tuukkanen

Research group description

Musculoskeletal diseases are one of the major healthcare problems in Finland and osteoporosis is a problem all over the western countries. The topics of the research team are bone cell biology and developing of new innovative biomaterials. The aim is to understand the bone cells and bone tissue and use the acquired knowledge in developing new materials for bone tissue engineering and dental implants.

Our team

Where are we headed

Our understanding in bone biology has increased enormously during the last decade. Our momentum is to use this knowledge in open issues of bone health and bone tissue engineering.

Our main collaborators

  • Prof. Petri Lehenkari, Oulun yliopisto / University of Oulu
  • Prof. Matti Viluksela, THL ja Itä-Suomen yliopisto / National Institute for Health and Welfare and University of Eastern Finland
  • Prof. Mikko Ritala, Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki
  • Prof Helen Håkansson, Karolinska Institutet
  • Prof. Claes Ohlsson, Gothenburg University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital

How to find us