University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki has centralized its operations on four major campus areas, namely the city center, Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki. The Biomedicum building, completed in early 2001, was the final stage in the process of concentrating medical sciences to the Meilahti Campus, which now offers top-level facilities for research and training in medicine.
The Biomedicum Helsinki building houses the following units of the Faculty of Medicine:
Medicum (Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Clinical and medical genetics, Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, Clinical Pharmacology, Developmental biology, Pharmacology, Physiology) and Clinicum.
The research laboratories of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases are also located in the Biomedicum building. The teaching and conference facilities on the ground floor, which are normally used in the teaching of first and second-year medical and dental students, may be rented for various types of seminars, symposia and conferences.
Collaboration between basic scientists and clinical investigators is facilitated by the five Research Programs that have been selected by peer review for five years. The programs report to the director of Biomedicum Helsinki. There are investigators from the University of Helsinki, HUS, National Public Health Institute and Folkhälsan Research Center in these programs. The current research programs are Genome-Scale Biology, Immunobiology, Molecular Neurology, Translational Cancer Biology and Diabetes and Obesity.