• 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

Publications 2014 2019

Arabidopsis RCD1 coordinates chloroplast and mitochondrial functions through interaction with ANAC transcription factors

Shapiguzov, A., Vainonen, J., Hunter, K. A., Tossavainen, H. P. M., Tiwari, A., Järvi, S., Hellman, M. H., Aarabi, F., Alseekh, S., Wybouw, B., Van Der Kelen, K., Nikkanen, L., Krasensky-Wrzaczek, J., Sipari, N. H., Keinänen, M., Tyystjaervi, E., Rintamäki, E., De Rybel, B., Salojärvi, J. T., Van Breusegem, F. & 6 othersFernie, A. R., Brosche, M. J., Permi, P. E. I., Aro, E-M., Wrzaczek, M. A. & Kangasjärvi, J. S., 15 Feb 2019, In : eLife. 8, e43284.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mechanistic insights into the evolution of DUF26-containing proteins in land plants

Vaattovaara, A. F. M., Brandt, B., Rajaraman, S., Safronov, O., Veidenberg, A., Luklová, M., Kangasjärvi, J. S., Löytynoja, A. P., Hothorn, M., Salojärvi, J. T. & Wrzaczek, M. A., 8 Feb 2019, In : Communications Biology. 2, 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Sequencing the plastid genome of giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida, Asteraceae) from a herbarium specimen

Sablok, G., Amiryousefi, A., He, X., Hyvönen, J. T. & Poczai, P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in plant science. 10, p. 218

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Open Access

Tissue-specific study across the stem reveals the chemistry and transcriptome dynamics of birch bark.

Alonso Serra, J. A., Safronov, O., Lim, K-J., Fraser-Miller, S., Blokhina, O. B., Campilho, A., Chong, S-L., Fagerstedt, K. V., Haavikko, R. H., Helariutta, Y. E., Immanen, J. J. M., Kangasjärvi, J. S., Kauppila, T. J., Lehtonen, M., Ragni, L., Rajaraman, S., Riikka-Marjaana, R., Safdari, P., Tenkanen, T. M., Yli-Kauhaluoma, J. T. & 4 othersTeeri, T. H., Strachan, C. J., Nieminen, K. & Salojärvi, J. T., 6 Feb 2019, In : New Phytologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2014 2018

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

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 (Poster Presentation)
15 Jan 2018

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

Story of silver birch

Jarkko Salojärvi (Speaker)
2 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Analysis of genomic sequencing data

Jarkko Salojärvi (Speaker)
11 Dec 201713 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk