Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Department of Biosciences on the Helsinki Viikki Campus is the most extensive centre of biological research and teaching in Finland. The department has six different divisions/suborganisations:

The publications of these suborganisations are seen at the departmental level.

Academic research at the Department of Biosciences is internationally oriented with a wide variety of research topics. The scale of research targets ranges from atoms and molecules through cells and individuals up to the level of populations and ecosystems. Academic research at the department is mostly done in research groups. 

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 1980 2025

Publications 1966 2019

A botanical view of the ‘Baltic amber forest’: new evidence from seed plants, lichens and fungi: Okiem botanika na las macierzysty bursztynu bałtyckiego: nowe dowody pochodzące z roślin nasiennych, porostów i grzybów

Schmidt, A., Sadowski, E-M., Kaasalainen, U. & Rikkinen, J. K., 22 Mar 2019, Baltic amber (succinite): an intriguing resin: Bursztyn bałtycki (sukcynit): intrygująca żywica. Ewa Wagner-Wysiecka, E. (ed.). Gdańsk: The Gdańsk International Fair Co. (MTG SA), Gdańsk SA, p. 5-9 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A climate-sensitive forest model for assessing impacts of forest management in Europe

Härkönen, S., Neumann, M., Mues, V., Berninger, F., Bronisz, K., Cardellini, G., Chirici, G., Hasenauer, H., Koehl, M., Lang, M., Merganicova, K., Mohren, F., Moiseyev, A., Moreno, A., Mura, M., Muys, B., Olschofsky, K., Del Perugia, B., Rorstad, P. K., Solberg, B. & 3 othersThivolle-Cazat, A., Trotsiuk, V. & Mäkelä, A., May 2019, In : Environmental Modelling & Software. 115, p. 128-143 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A core mechanism for specifying root vascular patterning can replicate the anatomical variation seen in diverse plant species

Mellor, N., Vaughan-Hirsch, J., Kumpers, B. M. C., Help-Rinta-Rahko, H., Miyashima, S., Mahonen, A. P., Campilho, A., Kings, J. R. & Bishopp, A., Mar 2019, In : Development. 146, 6, 10 p., 172411.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Alternative respiratory chain enzymes: Therapeutic potential and possible pitfalls

Saari, S., Garcia, G. S., Bremer, K., Chioda, M. M., Andjelković, A., Debes, P. V., Nikinmaa, M., Szibor, M., Dufour, E., Rustin, P., Oliveira, M. T. & Jacobs, H. T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Molecular Basis of Disease. 1865, 4, p. 854-866 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A Migratory Divide Among Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Western Palearctic Reveals Contrasting Migration and Wintering Movement Strategies

van Bemmelen, R. S. A., Kolbeinsson, Y., Ramos, R., Gilg, O., Alves, J. A., Smith, M., Schekkerman, H., Lehikoinen, A., Petersen, I. K., Þórisson, B., Sokolov, A. A., Välimäki, K., van der Meer, T., Okill, J. D., Bolton, M., Moe, B., Hanssen, S. A., Bollache, L., Petersen, A., Thorstensen, S. & 3 othersGonzález-Solís, J., Klaassen, R. H. G. & Tulp, I., 4 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in ecology and evolution . 7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1974 2100

Viruses (Journal)

Giuseppe Balistreri (Reviewer)
16 Jul 2100

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Genes (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
31 Aug 2027

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Studia Generalia 2019

Teemu Teeri (Attendee)
19 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

2019, Laine Kalle

Pauliina Palonen (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Viher- ja puutarha-alan opettajayhdistys ry. (VIPU) (External organisation)

Paula Elomaa (Board member)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board


1999 Prize in Terrestrial Ecology

Ilkka Hanski (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prizes and awards

1st prize for talk at the 6th International Wolbachia Conference

Emily Anne Hornett (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

2008 Master's Thesis award, Faculty of Biosciences

Jussi Koskinen (Recipient), 4 Mar 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

2nd Best Poster

Diego Pavon Jordan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards