University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
The University of Helsinki is the most active university in Finland. It includes eleven faculties and has ca. 35,000 students and 7,900 employees. High-level research is carried out at the departments of the faculties as well as at independent research institutes. The activities are located on four campuses. The Academy of Finland, which is an expert organisation in research funding and science policy, has designated 13 units of the University of Helsinki as National Centres of Excellence in Research for 2006-2011 and 12 units for 2008-2013. FIMM is an international research institute focusing on building a bridge from discovery to medical applications. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, together with EMBL, the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). At the national level FIMM is a joint research institute of the University of Helsinki, the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. FIMM investigates molecular mechanisms of disease using genomics and medical systems biology in order to promote human health. FIMM is a multi-disciplinary institute combining high-quality science with unique patient materials, and state-of-the-art technologies.