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Department of Veterinary Biosciences
P.O. Box 66
00014 University of Helsinki

Visiting address:
Agnes Sj÷bergin katu 2

phone +358-(0)2941-911
fax +358-(0)2941-57161


Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Biosciences!

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The Department of Veterinary Biosciences represents the basic disciplines on which Veterinary Medicine is based, that is to say, anatomy, biochemistry, and microbiology as well as cell and molecular biology. In addition, the Department houses more applied disciplines of epidemiology, molecular genetics and pathology, and parasitology. Most of the studies at the Department of Veterinary Biosciences take place in the early stages of veterinarian studies, and they provide a basis for clinical studies. The Department also takes part in further and extension studies in Veterinary Medicine.

Research conducted at the Department is multi- and cross-disciplinary. The special research areas of the Department are animal welfare and health, responses of biological systems, and host-microbe interaction. The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Microbial Food Safety Research, in cooperation with the Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, adds consumer health to the research focus areas of the Department.

The Department hosts six subjects and has nine professors, including one FiDiPro professor. The number of staff in teaching, research, and support function activities corresponds annually to approximately 70 person-years.