Turku Bioscience Centre

Turku Bioscience Centre is an advanced core facility and research centre hosted jointly by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

The Centre was established in 1992 to facilitate research infrastructure services and scientific interactions across departments and within the two universities. We offer services to both academic and commercially-oriented research projects.

Today, we have three major functions:

  • to offer technology and research services
  • to provide advanced training and education in technologies that relate to our core facilities
  • to host leading basic research that relates to our key technology and infrastructure areas

Our aim is to provide complete packages of service expertise and know-how to provide both academic and corporate research groups the tools and means to shorten the runway from an initial discovery to the take-off of a success story. To this end, we aim to stay at the frontiers of new technologies and research and we are also actively facilitating interactions and joint projects between academia and industry.

We are always open to new ideas and are excited to discuss research projects or new technologies that you think would be important for the community. You are very much welcome to contact or visit the Centre if you have a research problem or if you want to access specific technologies or infrastructure services. Stay tuned and stay in touch! We have the means to help you in your research and together we may be able to take your ideas to completely new horizons.

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Latest Publications

Differential Mitochondrial Gene Expression in Adipose Tissue Following Weight Loss Induced by Diet or Bariatric Surgery (2021)

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
van der Kolk Birgitta W., Muniandy Maheswary, Kaminska Dorota, Alvarez Marcus, Ko Arthur, Miao Zong, Valsesia Armand, Langin Dominique, Vaittinen Maija, Pääkkönen Mirva, Jokinen Riikka, Kaye Sanna, Heinonen Sini, Virtanen Kirsi A., Andersson Daniel P., Männistö Ville, Saris Wim H., Astrup Arne, Rydén Mikael, Blaak Ellen E., Pajukanta Päivi, Pihlajamäki Jussi, Pietiläinen Kirsi H.
(A1 Journal article – refereed)