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Studying at the Department of Biochemistry

The department offers education in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels. The academic degree programmes are provided in Biochemistry and in Engineering (Biotechnology).


Eva-Mari Aro and Olli Raitakari among the Most Cited Researchers in the World


Academy Professor in Molecular Plant Biology, Academician of Science Eva-Mari Aro and Director of the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Academy Professor Olli Raitakari are among the most cited researchers in the world. Clarivate Analytics has published its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers whose citation records position them in the top one percent by citations for their field and year.

Research at the Department of Biochemistry

At the Department of Biochemistry we conduct high-quality research that focuses on structure and function of proteins, photosynthesis and bioenergetics, in vitro diagnostics, and food sciences.

Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is an international and multifaceted educational and research unit that combines various fields of biosciences. Teaching is based on extensive basic research as well as on applied research related to cellular and molecular-level structures and processes. The information is utilized in medicine, food development, analytics and the development of environmentally friendly technologies.

Cancer Stiffness Controls Growth of Malignant Cells


Cancer induces stiffening of the surrounding tissue, which in turn accelerates the growth of the cancer cells. This creates a proliferation inducing vicious cycle. Researchers at the University of Turku have made a significant discovery which affects the direction of future cancer research.