The Department of Biosciences on the Helsinki Viikki Campus is the most extensive centre of biological research and teaching in Finland. The department provides teaching in seven different major subjects:
- Biochemistry and Biotechnology
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- General Microbiology
- Physiology and Neuroscience
- Plant Biology
Academic research at the department 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. Several Centres of Excellence, as granted by the Academy of Finland, operate in the department.