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. 

 

Spokespersons

  • 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.

Research

Publications and patents

Teaching and supervising

Doctoral theses

Portree akadeemik Pärt Petersonist

Pärt Peterson was elected as member of the Academy of Sciences in biomedicine

Töö viirusega laboris

Vaccine created by University of Tartu researchers to prevent a dangerous tropical disease received approval

Doctoral defence: Ling Yan "Stress-associated immune mechanisms of schizophrenia: the importance of region-specific microglia-neurovascular interaction"

On December 15th Ling Yan will defend a thesis "Stress-associated immune mechanisms of schizophrenia: the importance of region-specific microglia-neurovascular interaction".