Helsinki University Lipidomics Unit

Facility/equipment: Equipment

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    Viikinkaari 1 (P.O. Box 65)

    Biocenter 3

    University of Helsinki



Equipments Details


The Helsinki University Lipidomics Unit is a co-operational venture of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Medicine consisting of two lipidomics laboratories located at the Department of Biosciences (Viikki campus, run by docent Reijo Käkelä / Functional Lipidomics Group) and Institute of Biomedicine (Meilahti campus, run by docent Pentti Somerharju / The Somerharju Lipid Group).  The Lipidomics Unit is an academic research and service core facility which provides services subject to charge for research groups, companies and authorities. We are serving different research fields of life sciences widely; customers are from medical, biological, environmental and veterinary sciences. Our strengths are mass spectrometry-based lipidomics and gas chromatography of fatty acids followed by multivariate data analysis. We have experience in metabolic studies utilizing labeled precursors.

Type of research infrastructure

  • Service
  • Equipment
  • Resource

Fields of Science and Free Keywords

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • 318 Medical biotechnology
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

ESFRI thematic areas

  • Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences

UH research infrastructure classification

  • Core Facility
  • Research Laboratory