Research units

There are 11 research units in charge of the Faculty of Medicine’s research. Disciplines are integrated into these units, the names of which reflect the focus areas of the research conducted at the faculty.

Research units


Research Unit of Biomedicine focuses on the molecular mechanisms and potential therapies of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases using methods of physiology, pharmacology and immunology.

Cancer and Translational Medicine

Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit consists of anatomy and cell biology, laboratory medicine, pathology, oral pathology, clinical oncology and research groups focusing on cancer genetics and analytics of intestinal microbiome.

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research

The Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH) at the University of Oulu focuses to research, education and outreach activities related to the effects of global environmental health effects.

Center for Life Course Health Research

Center for Life Course Health Research research unit

Clinical Neuroscience

Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience focuses on the mechanisms, prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of brain and mental disorders.

Internal Medicine

Research Unit of Internal Medicine's creates new knowledge and offers a possibility to review the customary health care practices and enable introduction of new diagnostic or therapeutic methods.

Nursing Science and Health Management

Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management produces high-quality, socially influential health science research and train new creative, multi-disciplinary experts, educators and leaders in changing social and health care.

Oral Health Sciences

The Unit of Oral Health Sciences at the Medical Faculty, University of Oulu, conducts clinical and applied oral and dental research


PEDEGO combines basic and clinical research in Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, Ophthalmology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT)

MIPT offers high-quality training in medical imaging, physics and technology

Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care

Research Unit of Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care covers a wide field of research including anesthesia and intensive care and surgery.