Research Programmes

BioCity Turku Research Programmes

In the winter 2016 seven research programmes selected by a committee formed by rectors of University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University were selected to join BioCity Turku for the five year period (2016-2020):

• Advanced Bioresources and Smart Bioproducts – Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy
• Biomaterial and Medical Device Research Programme
• Computational and Molecular Methodologies for Life Sciences
• Diagnostic Technologies and Applications
• Lifespan of Cardiovascular, Inflammatory, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders ‐ LIFESPAN
• Receptor Programme
• Translational Infectious Disease and Immunity Research Programme

The seven research programmes contain together more than 100 research groups and about 1000 researchers and students. The directors of the programmes meet frequently with the scientific director and they have an active role in the decision making process.