Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology group studies plant biomass modifying enzymes from asco- and basidiomycete fungi. The research focuses on various aspects of fungal molecular biology and enzymology. Lignocellulose, particularly lignin, degradation has been our the long term interest. Our research has provided strong international contribution in the field of fungal and enzymatic degradation of lignin and lignocellulose.

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

Projects

Publications

A comparative genomics study of 23 Aspergillus species from section Flavi

Kjaerbolling, I., Vesth, T., Frisvad, J. C., Nybo, J. L., Theobald, S., Kildgaard, S., Petersen, T. I., Kuo, A., Sato, A., Lyhne, E. K., Kogle, M. E., Wiebenga, A., Kun, R. S., Lubbers, R. J. M., Makela, M. R., Barry, K., Chovatia, M., Clum, A., Daum, C., Haridas, S. & 17 others, He, G., LaButti, K., Lipzen, A., Mondo, S., Pangilinan, J., Riley, R., Salamov, A., Simmons, B. A., Magnuson, J. K., Henrissat, B., Mortensen, U. H., Larsen, T. O., de Vries, R. P., Grigoriev, I. V., Machida, M., Baker, S. E. & Andersen, M. R., 27 Feb 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 12 p., 1106.

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Fungal Treatment Modifies Kraft Lignin for Lignin- and Cellulose-Based Carbon Fiber Precursors

Mikkila, J., Trogen, M., Koivu, K. A. Y., Kontro, J., Kuuskeri, J., Maltari, R., Dekere, Z., Kemell, M., Makela, M. R., Nousiainen, P. A., Hummel, M., Sipila, J. & Hilden, K., 24 Mar 2020, In : ACS Omega. 5, 11, p. 6130-6140 11 p.

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Identification of a gene encoding the last step of the L-rhamnose catabolic pathway in Aspergillus niger revealed the inducer of the pathway regulator

Chroumpi, T., Aguilar-Pontes, M. V., Peng, M., Wang, M., Lipzen, A., Ng, V., Grigoriev, I., Makela, M. R. & de Vries, R. P., Apr 2020, In : Microbiological Research. 234, 10 p., 126426.

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On the Effect of Hot-Water Pretreatment in Sulfur-Free Pulping of Aspen and Wheat Straw

Hyväkkö, U., Maltari, R., Kakko, T., Kontro, J., Mikkilä, J., Kilpeläinen, P., Enqvist, E., Tikka, P., Hilden, K., Nousiainen, P. & Sipilä, J., 14 Jan 2020, In : ACS Omega. 5, 1, p. 265-273 9 p.

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Penicillium subrubescens adapts its enzyme production to the composition of plant biomass

Dilokpimol, A., Peng, M., Di Falco, M., Chin A Woeng, T., Maria Wilhelmina Hegi, R., Granchi, Z., Tsang, A., Hildén, K. S., Mäkelä, M. R. & de Vries, R. P., 5 May 2020, In : Bioresource Technology.

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Activities

Pre-examination of the PhD thesis

Kristiina Hilden (Pre-examiner)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Frontiers in Microbiology (Journal)

Miia Mäkelä (Reviewer)
2020

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

15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

Kristiina Hilden (Attendee)
17 Feb 202020 Feb 2020

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

Biotechnology for Biofuels (Journal)

Miia Mäkelä (Reviewer)
2020

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

Fungal Genetics and Biology (Journal)

Miia Mäkelä (Reviewer)
2020

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

Prizes

Best Poster Award

Miia Mäkelä (Recipient), 1 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Huili - lehti kestävään kehitykeen, haastattelu

Joona Aleksi Mikkilä

09/02/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media