About BarrierForce

BarrierForce is a Research Council of Finland Centre of Excellence (CoE; 2022 – 2029). We combine expertise from five different groups, based in Turku and Helsinki, to understand how tissue barriers formed by endothelial, epithelial and keratinocyte cell layers perform their protective roles and how these are disrupted in disease. We aim to provide a comprehensive overview of barrier physiology and pathology across different scales (molecules – cells – tissues) with the ultimate goal of finding therapeutic strategies.


BarrierForce CoE aims to gain fundamental new knowledge of molecular and cellular organ-specific barriers across the scales to address global health problems.

Recent Publications from Barrier Force

Recent Publications from our teams