Academy of Finland grants FIRI funding to the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node.

Academy of Finland ( has granted FIRI 2019 proposal submitted by the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node. A total of € 2 660 000 will be granted to the Finnish Node over the period of 2020-2024.

The funding will be used to enhance technological capabilities of imaging core facilities that are part of the Finnish Node in Helsinki (University of Helsinki), Turku (University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University), and Oulu (University of Oulu).

The acquired instrument funding will provide unprecedented opportunities for researchers to make new discoveries in health and disease. As the partner of Euro-BioImaging ERIC research infrastructure, the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node and its partners in Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu provide open access to imaging technologies to all national and international users from both academia and industry as well as providing a wide range of training activities and bioimage informatics services.