The university of turku is an international research university and an active academic community of nearly 24,000 students and employees. As one of the leading universities in finland, it offers study and research opportunities in seven faculties and seven special units and interdisciplinary centres. The research and study areas that are most relevant for astrobiological studies include the biosciences, astronomy and geology, learning and education research, and information technology. The university’s aim and ambition is to provide students with innovative problem solving skills and a high-standard, multidisciplinary education based on the latest research.
Astrobiology-related research: participation in the ROSETTA mission as cois in the Cosima instrument. Adaptation of cyanobacteria in Martian-like atmospheres. Teorethical questions on the origin of the eukaryotic lineage.
Contact person: Dr. Kirsi Lehto, adj. professor, department of Biochemistry