• Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Plants are central to life on this planet. They produce the oxygen we breathe, are the main source of our nutrition along with fibre and bioenergy. Plants are also a rich source of pharmaceutical and other novel products. The rapidly increasing demand of food and fibre together with the requirement for sustainable energy such as biofuels requires extensive research and training of experts in different areas of plant sciences. The central aim of the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS) is to meet these challenges and to train world-class experts in the fields of basic and translational plant sciences including plant biology and associated biotic interactions, plant production and other applications such as bioenergy to fulfil the ever growing needs for well qualified and highly motivated researchers in modern plant sciences and its industrial applications in Finland and globally.

The doctoral programme aims to train scientific researchers in the following themes: 

  • molecular plant biology
  • genetics, genomics and breeding
  • physiology and biochemistry
  • developmental biology
  • pathology and biotechnology
  • plant production
  • ecophysiology
  • systematics
  • bioenergy

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

Equipment

National Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure

Kristiina Himanen (Manager)

Facility/equipment: Core Facility

Projects 2017 2022

Kaupunkipuut, monimuotoisuus ja ekosysteemipalvelut

Mänttäri, M. & Linden, L.

01/12/201731/12/2022

Project: Research project

PLAGE: Genetic diversity, conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources

Poczai, P., Amiryousefi, A., Cseh, A., Karsai, I., Balla, K., Kiss, T., Bányai, J. & Illés, K.

01/09/201731/12/2022

Project: Research project

Publications 2004 2019

An annotated checklist of the bryophytes of Taita Hills region, Kenya

Enroth, J., Pocs, T., He, X., Nyqvist, P., Stam, Å. C. S., Malombe, I. & Rikkinen, J. K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Acta Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales. 68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

An AP2/ERF transcription factor ERF139 coordinates xylem cell expansion and secondary cell wall deposition

Wessels, B., Seyfferth, C., Escamez, S., Vain, T., Antos, K., Vahala, J., Delhomme, N., Kangasjärvi, J., Eder, M., Felten, J. & Tuominen, H., 24 May 2019, In : New Phytologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

CRK2 enhances salt tolerance by regulating callose deposition in connection with PLDα1: CRK2 cell biology in salt stress

Hunter, K., Kimura, S., Rokka, A., Tran, C., Toyota, M., Kukkonen, J. P. & Wrzaczek, M., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Plant Physiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Dual RNA-seq analysis provides new insights into interactions between Norway spruce and necrotrophic pathogen Heterobasidion annosum s.l.

Kovalchuk, A., Zeng, Z., Ghimire, R. P., Kivimäenpää, M., Raffaello, T., Liu, M., Mukrimin, M., Kasanen, R. A. O., Sun, H., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., Holopainen, J. K. & Asiegbu, F. O., 3 Jan 2019, In : BMC Plant Biology. 19, 2, 17 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Effect of water deficit stress on seedling biomass and physio-chemical characteristics in different species of wheat possessing the D genome.

Pour-Aboughadareh, A., Omidi, M., NAGHAVI, M., Etminan, A., MEHRABI, AA., Poczai, P. & BIAT, H., 2019, (Submitted) In : PLoS One.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2012 2019

Workshop on Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Flower Development 2019

Teng Zhang (Speaker)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

BMC Plant Biology (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
3 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Member of doctoral thesis committee

Jaakko Tapani Hyvönen (Supervisor)
7 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Succeed with grain legumes

Fred Stoddard (Speaker)
23 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Journal of Experimental Botany (Journal)

Kurt Fagerstedt (Reviewer)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

Doctorate, Honoris Causa

Fred Stoddard (Recipient), 19 Dec 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

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Professor Pentti Tuomikoski Fund

Xiaolan He (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

The best bids of The Wholesale Market and Teurastamo area Testbed Innovation Competition

Tin-Yu Lai (Recipient), Chi-Chuan Chen (Recipient), Omar El Daghar (Recipient) & Kaja Koppang (Recipient), 19 Dec 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards