Department of Biochemistry


Research in the Department of Biochemistry integrates metabolomics and biochemistry in scientific fields. The main focus is on cardiovascular disease (particularly atherosclerosis), primary episode psychosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as one of the main causes of disability and death in the Europe. We also carry out teaching of medical biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine. 



  • Mihkel Zilmer – human metabolism, National Institute for Health Development, public speaking on metabolism-based nutrition
  • Tiiu Kullisaar – probiotics and oxidative stress
  • Rando Porosk – structure of biomolecules, IT-solutions for study subjects
  • Kalle Kilk – clinical metabolomics


Integrative metabolomics in health and disease

Participation in Estonian and international scientific organizations

The specific info can be found in the curriculums of our researchers. Read more in ETIS.


Publications and patents

Teaching and supervising

Doctoral theses

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Doctoral defence: Anni Lepland “Precision targeting of tumour-associated macrophages in triple negative breast cancer”

On 8 June at 12.00 Anni Lepland will defend her doctoral thesis "Precision targeting of tumour-associated macrophages in triple negative breast cancer".

Research project DURABLE

Research project DURABLE
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Meditsiiniteaduste vadkond

Call for abstracts: scientific conference celebrating the anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine