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

Publications

Chloroplot: an online program for the versatile plotting of organelle genomes

Zheng, S., Poczai, P., Hyvönen, J., Tang, J. & Amiryousefi, A., 2020, (In preparation) In : Bioinformatics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Comparative plastomics of ashwagandha (Withania, Solanaceae) and identification of mutational hotspots for barcoding medicinal plants

Mehmood, F., Abdullah, Ubaid, Z., Ahmed, I., Waheed, M. T., Bao, Y., Poczai, P. & Mirza, B., 2020, (Submitted) In : Genes.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Comparison among the first representative chloroplast genomes of Orontium, Lasia, Zamioculcas, and Stylochaeton of the plant family Araceae: inverted repeat dynamics are not linked to phylogenetic signaling

Abdullah, Henriquez, C. L., Mehmood, F., Shahzadi, I., Ali, Z., Waheed, M. T., Croat, T. B., Poczai, P. & Ahmed, I., 2020, (Submitted) In : Plants.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Complete chloroplast genomes of Anthurium huixtlense and Pothos scandens (Pothoideae, Araceae): unique inverted repeat expansion and contraction affect rate evolution.

Abdullah, Henriquez, C. L., Mehmood, F., Carlsen, M. M., Waheed, M. T., Poczai, P., Croat, T. B. & Ahmed, I., 2020, (Submitted) In : Journal of Molecular Evolution.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

CRK2 and C-terminal Phosphorylation of NADPH Oxidase RBOHD Regulate Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Arabidopsis

Kimura, S., Hunter, K., Vaahtera, L., Tran, C., Citterico, M., Vaattovaara, A., Rokka, A., Stolze, S. C., Harzen, A., Meißner, L., Wilneks, M. M. T., Hamann, T., Toyoga, M., Nakagami, H. & Wrzaczek, M., 8 Apr 2020, In : Plant Cell. 32, 4, p. 1063–1080 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities

Conservation Biology (Journal)

Péter Poczai (Reviewer)
29 Jan 2020

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

Plant Cell Reports (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
23 Feb 2020

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

Biologia (Bratislava) (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
15 Mar 2020

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

Plant Molecular Biology (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
19 Jan 2020

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

Horticulture Research (Journal)

Teemu Teeri (Reviewer)
2 Feb 2020

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

Press / Media

Interview on sap flow in silver birch

Kurt Fagerstedt

03/04/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Blog - Flowering Highlights

Paula Elomaa

10/03/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Children's science questions, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

Teemu Teeri

17/01/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

The Orange Petunia Massacre

Teemu Teeri

13/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Workshop on the Amazonian and Climate Change

Péter Poczai

27/10/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media