A Complete Protein Research Platform

Turku Protein Core (TuProtCore) is a one-stop-shop open-access core facility that helps internal and external users with their protein-related tasks. It includes vast basic and advanced infrastructure from both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku and has capabilities to assist researchers in moving their project from protein expression to biophysical characterization to protein crystallization.


  • Protein Purification Seminar with Cytiva

    Turku Protein Core and Cytiva are organizing a seminar on protein purification! The seminar will be held on 9.4. at Ministeri lecture hall (Biocity,  Tykistökatu 6, 20520 Turku). The event is open to all interested.

    Cytiva seminar for protein purifiers

    09:00 – 09:30 What’s new in the lab ÄKTA systems family?

    09:30 – 10:00 Tips, tricks & troubleshooting for ÄKTA users

    10:00 – 10:20 Break

    10:20 – 10:40 Western blotting tips and tricks

    10:40 – 11:00 Protein Select™ – a novel affinity ligand for high purity and tag removal

    You can find registration information in the invitation here.

  • New Mass Photometer and Homogenizer

    Turku Protein Core received research infrastructure funding from Research Council of Finland to improve protein research capabilities here on campus and the first of the new acquisitions are now available for use!

    Mass Photometer – Refeyn TwoMP Auto

    Access via OpenIris

    More info on the Protein Characterization and Interaction instrument page.

    The instrument can be used for label-free measurement of quality and molecular weight of proteins and protein-protein complexes. It is located in Turku Bioscience, 5th floor of Biocity.

    High-Pressure Homogenizer – Avestin Emulsiflex C3

    Access via OpenIris

    More info on the Protein Purification instrument page.

    The instrument can be used for cell disruption, emulsions, liposomes, and particle size reduction. It is located in the Department of Life Technologies, 6th floor of Biocity.

    Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming FIRI acquisitions.

  • Webinar on optical tweezers in collaboration with Lumicks

    Lumicks and Turku Protein Core are organizing a webinar on optical tweezers on 30.10. at 14 via Zoom.

    Optical tweezers utilize highly focused laser beams to trap and manipulate particles like individual molecules and cells with a wide range of applications. In the webinar, experts from Lumicks will tell you more about the method and their C-Trap instrument.

    For more information on optical tweezers and their applications and instrumentation, you can visit Lumicks’ website.

    Register in advance for the webinar.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Turku Protein Core organizes events on all things related to protein research. If you have any questions about the event or have ideas on subjects or technologies you would like to see webinars or workshops on, please let us know at tuprotcore [at] utu.fi or via the contact form!