Biocenter Finland

Biocenter Finland (BF) was established in 2007 as a national network that develops and coordinates the life science research infrastructures including instruments, services, and databases. Biocenter Finland is a joint organization of five biocenters located in six Finnish universities:

Biocenter Kuopio, University of Eastern Finland (link to services)
Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, University of Helsinki (link to services)
Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu (link to services)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University (link to services)
BioCity Turku, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University (link to services)

All BF host universities have prioritized life sciences in their current strategies and have endorsed their support to BF for 2021-2024 based on an action plan presented by BF Board.

BF provides state-of-the-art technology services to the entire Finnish research community in academia and industry, and also to international users. For the past 17 years Biocenter Finland has systematically developed the life science infrastructure services and is well positioned to support and facilitate science tackling the current and emerging questions and challenges.


Biocenter Finland was selected for the Academy of Finland's Roadmap for Finnish Research Infrastructures 2021–2024 with excellent reviews. The major national coordination role of Biocenter Finland on life science infrastructures forms strong basis for close interaction with the Finnish nodes of the European research infrastructure projects (ESFRI) BBMRI, EATRIS, ELIXIR, EU-OPENSCREEN, Euro-BioImaging, INFRAFRONTIER and FINStruct.