• P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), Biocenter 3

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Our group is studying plant systems biology. We develop methods for combining different omics data sources and apply them in practise to answer biological questions regarding evolution, speciation, adaptation and host-microbe interactions in plants. Currently our main focus is the Betulaceae family, where we are establishing silver birch (Betula pendula) as the model species. In addition to silver birch we are also assembling the black alder genome (Alnus glutinosa).

Our work on host-microbe interactions has so far concentrated in the analysis of human gut microbiota. It forms a relatively closed ecosystem which can be quantified with 16S based techniques and metagenomic sequencing, and the host genome is very well annotated, making it suitable for a model ecosystem. In the following years the methodological approaches developed in this work will be applied to study plant-microbe interactions.

The group is part of Finnish Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology of Primary Producers.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2015 2020

AngioPlast: Plastid genome evolution of angiosperms

Poczai, P., Hyvönen, J. T., Amiryousefi, A., Sablok, G. & He, X.

01/09/201730/09/2020

Project: Research project_Research

SOLPHYLO: Phylogenetic Relationships and Organellar Genome Evolution in Solanaceae

Poczai, P., Hyvönen, J. T., Amiryousefi, A., Aubriot, X., Sablok, G., Särkinen, T., Knapp, S., Buerki, S., Syfert, M., He, X., Gagnon, E., Orejuela, A., Barboza, G., Baden, M. & van der Weerden, G. M.

Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Uudenmaan liitto

01/09/201601/09/2020

Project: Research project_Research

Publications 2014 2018

Arabidopsis MLO2 is a negative regulator of sensitivity to extracellular ROS

Cui, F., Wu, H., Safronov, O., Zhang, P., Kumar, R., Kollist, H., Salojärvi, J. T., Panstruga, R. & Overmyer, K. L., 15 Jan 2018, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 41, 4, p. 782-796

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Assembly and Analysis of Unmapped Genome Sequence Reads Reveal Novel Sequence and Variation in Dogs

Holden, L. A., Arumilli, M., Hytonen, M. K., Hundi, S., Salojärvi, J., Brown, K. H. & Lohi, H., 18 Jul 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 11 p., 10862.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Assembly and Analysis of Unmapped Genome Sequence Reads Reveal Novel Sequence and Variation in Dogs (vol 8, 10862, 2018)

Holden, L. A., Arumilli, M., Hytonen, M. K., Hundi, S., Salojarvi, J., Brown, K. H. & Lohi, H., 2 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1 p., 11853.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

iMEC: Online Marker Efficiency Calculator

Amiryousefi, A., Hyvönen, J. & Poczai, P., Jun 2018, In : Applications in Plant Sciences. 6, 6, e1159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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IRscope: An online program to visualize the junction sites of chloroplast genomes

Amiryousefi, A., Hyvönen, J. T. & Poczai, P., 2018, In : Bioinformatics. 34, 17, p. 3030-3031 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2014 2018

Keystone Meeting: Plant Signaling: Molecular Pathways and Network Integration

Aleksia Vaattovaara (Poster Presentation)
21 Jan 201824 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Plant and Animal Genomes Conference XXVI

Sitaram Rajaraman (Speaker: Presenter)
13 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Plant and Animal Genomes Conference XXVI

Sitaram Rajaraman (Poster Presentation)
15 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Plant Genome Evolution Conference 2017

Aleksia Vaattovaara (Poster Presentation)
1 Oct 20173 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The adaptive landscape of silver birch illustrated by genome sequencing and population genomic analyses

Jarkko Salojärvi (Speaker)
1 Oct 20173 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation