Department of Life Technologies

The Department of Life Technologies 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.

The Department of Life Technologies is one of the largest teaching and research units at the University of Turku. Professionals of both science and professionals are educated in four mutually supportive fields: biochemistry, biotechnology, food sciences, and molecular plant biology. The research focuses on biomolecules and their reactions as well as aims to find out how nature functions at the cellular and molecular levels. This information is used in the applications of different fields and at the same time it enables versatile collaboration between research communities, businesses and industry.

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