Health, diagnostics and drug development is one of the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku. The top-level strategic research profile creates scientific, medical, technological and societal breakthroughs to advance population health and well-being.
Internationally recognized research is supported by modern infrastructures in e.g. biological and medical imaging and various omics as well as unique cohorts used especially in population health studies.
Drug development and diagnostics are at the heart of the collaboration. In many areas of biomedical imaging, Turku is the leading centre in Europe. The cohort studies of the University of Turku form an international spearhead in population health studies spanning several generations.
There is a strong expertise cluster in health research in the Turku region where scientific research, public healthcare, and versatile business life meet. The academic research has close contacts with the biotechnology, diagnostics and drug companies in Turku area.
Research profile projects funded by the Academy of Finland
Drug development and diagnostics is a common research profiling area of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University funded by the Academy of Finland.
Turku BioImaging (TBI) is a broad-based, interdisciplinary science and infrastructure umbrella that aims to unite bioimaging expertise in Turku and elsewhere in Finland. TBI is jointly operated by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.
TBI manages Euro-BioImaging Finland, coordinates funding acquisition for imaging instrumentation and services, operates an international MSc program in biomedical imaging, and develops new imaging-related services (e.g. image data and multimedia). TBI imaging facilities provide open access services ranging from molecular and cellular imaging and high content analysis to whole animal and human imaging. TBI is led by a tripartite management team, and has a broad-based Steering Committee.
The InFLAMES Flagship (Innovation Ecosystem based on the Immune System) is a joint effort of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University aiming at being an internationally recognized, top-level, immunological research and development cluster which will be globally attractive both for the researchers and business partners.
Health Campus Turku is a significant multidisciplinary knowledge cluster within medicine, social and health care and technology which offers unique opportunities for research, innovation and corporate collaboration.
Health Campus Turku collaboration involves six member organisations
- Hospital District of Southwest Finland
- University of Turku
- Åbo Akademi University
- Turku University of Applied Sciences
- Novia University of Applied Sciences
- Turku Science Park Ltd.