• P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9), Biocenter 1

    00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Glycoscience group headed by Professor Jukka Finne is engaged with the biology of carbohydrates, the most abundant biological molecules of nature, involved in the biology of all living organisms. Glycans have received little attention due to lack of efficient tools to probe their complex structures and properties.

The group has focused on the study of two main topics of carbohydrate interactions: the role of polysialic acid, a developmentally regulated carbohydrate moiety of cell adhesion molecules originally discovered by us, in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, as well as the role of cell surface carbohydrates in the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria to the cells of our body.

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

Publications 1974 2018

Mu transpososome activity-profiling yields hyperactive MuA variants for highly efficient genetic and genome engineering

Rasila, T. S., Pulkkinen, E., Kiljunen, S., Haapa-Paananen, S., Pajunen, M. I., Salminen, A., Paulin, L., Vihinen, M., Rice, P. A. & Savilahti, H., 18 May 2018, In : Nucleic Acids Research. 46, 9, p. 4649-4661 12 p.

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Rationally designed chemically modified glycodendrimer inhibits Streptococcus suis adhesin SadP at picomolar concentrations

Haataja, S., Verma, P., Fu, O., Papageorgiou, A. C., Pöysti, S., Pieters, R. J., Nilsson, U. J. & Finne, J., 2018, In : Chemistry: A European Journal. 24, 8, p. 1905-1912 8 p.

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Internalization of a polysialic acid-binding Escherichia coli bacteriophage into eukaryotic neuroblastoma cells

Lehti, T. A., Pajunen, M. I., Skog, M. S. & Finne, J., 4 Dec 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 12 p., 1915.

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Several Hfq-dependent alterations in physiology of Yersinia enterocolitica O: 3 are mediated by derepression of the transcriptional regulator RovM

Leskinen, K., Pajunen, M. I., Varjosalo, M., Fernandez-Carrasco, H., Bengoechea, J. A. & Skurnik, M., Mar 2017, In : Molecular Microbiology. 103, 6, p. 1065-1091 27 p.

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Activities 1978 2019

Member of the Council of the Finnish Union of University Professors

Jukka Finne (Participant)
20192020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Societas Biophysica, Biochimica et Microbiologica Fenniae (External organisation)

Jukka Finne (Board member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Member of the Board of the University Helsinki branch of the Finnish Union of University Professors

Jukka Finne (Participant)
2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Member of the Board of the University Helsinki branch of the Finnish Union of University Professors

Jukka Finne (Participant)
2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Austrian Research Fund (External organisation)

Jukka Finne (Assessment)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Press / Media

Interviewed for an article in Acatiimi

Jukka Finne

01/01/2016

1 media contribution

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Interviewed for an article in Yliopisto-lehti

Jukka Finne

01/01/2015

1 media contribution

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Interviewed for an article in Teknia Journal

Jukka Finne

01/01/1995

1 media contribution

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Interviewed for local news program in radio

Jukka Finne

01/01/1989

1 media contribution

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Interviewed for local news program in radio

Jukka Finne

01/01/1988

1 media contribution

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