Biocenter Oulu

Biocenter Oulu (established in 1986) supports high-quality research and coordinates multidisciplinary research activities and doctoral training on the University´s strategic focus area Lifelong health. It is one of the four focus institutes at the University of Oulu and it promotes interdisciplinary networking of research groups as well as co-operation with national and international partners.

Biocenter Oulu maintains and continuously develops research infrastructure services for life sciences and biomedicine and it offers services with open access to support academic and other customers in their research and R&D projects. These services are part of the national distributed Biocenter Finland and the European EuroBioimaging, Infrafrontier and Instruct ESFRI research infrastructure networks.
Biocenter Oulu X-ray Crystallography

Research projects

The University of Oulu’s strategy strengthens its role as a high-level international science and innovation university that contributes to solving global challenges through the selected focus areas of research. In the Lifelong health focus area strategic research projects are organized under Biocenter Oulu.

Research Infrastructure Services

Doctoral Education

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme offers field specific doctoral training to its doctoral researchers by organizing courses and other activities and events.

Organisation and contact information

Biocenter Oulu administrative office and majority of the core facilities are located at the Main Building of the Medical Campus, Aapistie 5A, which also houses some of the BCO research groups. The rest of the research groups are situated at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Linnanmaa Campus and at the University Hospital.

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