DDCB - Faculty of Pharmacy Unit

Overview of Services

Our Faculty of Pharmacy Unit is part of the HiLIFE platform Drug discovery, chemical biology and screening. We offer a versatile selection of support for screening projects and follow-up studies, such as:

  • Development of custom laboratory automation assay protocols
  • Expertise and support especially for antimicrobial screening. Antibacterial profiling of novel compounds
  • Cytotoxicity profiling of novel compounds
  • Follow-up studies with organotypic cell models, cellular and vesicular drug transport assays and predictive pharmacokinetic models (please send requests directly to Prof. Arto Urtti )
  • Computational ADME services, state-of-the-art predictions of pharmacokinetic properties and potential liabilities using statistical models developed in-house or available through commercial solutions (please send requests directly to Dr. Leo Ghemtio )
  • Follow-up studies including virtual screening of compound collections using similarity searches, pharmacophore models and docking-based solutions (please send requests directly to Dr. Leo Ghemtio )
  • LC/MS analytics for hits identified in in vitro screens and purity analyses of chemical libraries


Päivi Tammela Head of screening unit +358504480886 paivi.tammela@helsinki.fi

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm 

Visiting address:

Biocenter 2, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki, Viikinkaari 5, E-tower

  • 2nd floor (for LS-MS services)
  • 4th floor, laboratories 4067, 4068, 4069 and 4080 (for other instruments and  services)



Links and Resources

  1. Faculty of Pharmacy


Name Role Phone Email Location
Päivi Tammela

+358 50 4480886

Polina Ilina
Screening services

Kai Puhakainen
Screening services