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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Principle Inversitgator and Research Group Leader, Plant-Fungal Interactions Group, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Program, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, January 2010-present

Research Group Leader, Viikki Plant Science Cenre, University of Helsinki, 2015-present

Team Leader and Member, Academy of Fonland National Center of Excellence in the Molecular Biology of Primary Producers, 2014-2019

Academy Fellow, Academy of Finland, September 2011 to August 2016

Professional  Associations:

The American Society of Plant Biologists
The Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology
The American Phytopathological Society
International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
European Plant Science Organization
Viikki Research Groups in Biosciences

Curriculum vitae

Professional Service:  

SPPS Education Committee Member,  Sept 2010 - present

Editorial Board Member, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Feb 2009 -  Present

Paper peer reviews: A total of 92 manuscripts for:

PNAS (2), The Plant Cell (1), The PlantJournal (7), Plant Physiology (6), New Phytologist (4), Scientific Reports (4), Molecular Ecology (2), Current Biology (1), Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions (4), Annals of Botany (1), Plant, Cell and Environment (4), Plant Cell, Physiology (1), Journal of Experimental Botany (14), Molecular Plant Pathology (1), BMC Microbiology (1), Physiologia Plantarum (4), Journal of Basic Microbiology (1), International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (1), Journal of Plant Physiology (1), Forest Pathology (1), Plant Cell Reports (1), Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (29), Mass Spec Reviews (1), European Journal of Plant Pathology (1), Planta (2) and Plant Signalling and Behavior (1), Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (1), Journal of Plant Pathology (1).

Grants reviewed for:
The USDA, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, National Research Initiative, Competitive Research Program (1) The Latvian Science Council (1), The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft (DFG) (2). Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (1)

Education/Academic qualification

Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology, Docent, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 12 Jan 2012

Plant Environmental Biology, MSc, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Award Date: 24 Jan 2002

Plant Genetics, PhD, University of Helsinki

General Biology, BSc, University of Michigan

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • Arabidosis
  • plant pathogen interactions
  • fungal pathogens
  • pathogenic yeasts
  • microbiome
  • phylloplane
  • yeasts
  • Dioszegia
  • Protomyces
  • plant immunity
  • Botrytis
  • grey mold
  • ROS
  • ROS signaling
  • toxins
  • forest pathogens
  • Taphrina
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • Arabidopsis genetics
  • genomics
  • fungal pathogenesis
  • effector proteins
  • comparative genomics
  • yeast genomics
  • fungal genomics
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.