The website of each research group lists the questions and areas that the scientists are working on today. The spectrum of research is wide: it deals with microbial genetics and environmental problems, embryonic stem cell and human disease models, molecular biology and population genetics, bioinformatics, developmental biology and complex disease genetics. We focus a lot on basic research, but the output of several research groups has a great potential for application. We collaborate with the Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu
Research cooperation with foreign research centers and universities is active and characterizes all our research groups.
Several well-known younger researchers have founded their new research group and work at our institute:
In recent years, with the support of Mobilitas, Ermos and DoRa funding schemes, the transfer of our young doctoral researchers abroad or their return from abroad has been particularly active. Post-doctoral returnees are: