Research from health technology to chronic diseases
We combine strong expertise in medicine, wireless solutions, and big data analytics to develop new digital technologies for different aspects of healthcare, including diagnostics. Our world-class extracellular matrix research focuses on combatting fibrosis, the major pathologic process in several chronic diseases.
Our research in the area of lifelong health also covers:
- birth cohorts and the health and diseases in the northern Finland population in the long term
- hypoxia in cells and tissues, the effect of hypoxia on many common diseases and the development of new drugs
- metabolomics and the causes of metabolic diseases
- protein structures, relationships between protein structure and function
Researchers and projects
Take a look at our researchers and their research topics.
The University of Oulu participates in research collaboration projects of national and international significance. Below you can find information on some research projects.
Coordination and faculties
Multidisciplinary research activities in the focus area are coordinated by the Biocenter Oulu. Research is conducted mainly in the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science and, in cooperation with Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, in Medical Research Center Oulu.