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  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

19982019

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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

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

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.

Publications

Cell death regulation but not abscisic acid signaling is required for enhanced immunity to Botrytis in Arabidopsis cuticle-permeable mutants

Cui, F., Wenwu, W., Wang, K., Zhang, Y., Zhubing, H., Brosche, M., Liu, S. & Overmyer, K., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 70, 20, p. 5971–5984 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Interaction of methyl viologen-induced chloroplast and mitochondrial signalling in Arabidopsis

Cui, F., Brosche, M., Shapiguzov, A., He, X-Q., Vainonen, J. P., Leppala, J., Trotta, A., Kangasjarvi, S., Salojarvi, J., Kangasjarvi, J. & Overmyer, K., Apr 2019, In : Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 134, p. 555-566 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Arabidopsis MLO2 is a negative regulator of sensitivity to extracellular reactive oxygen species

Cui, F., Wu, H., Safronov, O., Zhang, P., Kumar, R., Kollist, H., Salojärvi, J. T., Panstruga, R. & Overmyer, K. L., Apr 2018, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 41, 4, p. 782-796 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Interaction points in plant stress signaling pathways

Overmyer, K. L., Vuorinen, K. E. & Brosche, M. J., Feb 2018, In : Physiologia Plantarum. 162, 2, p. 191–204 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The receptor-like pseudokinase GHR1 is required for stomatal closure

Sierla, M. E., Hõrak, H., Overmyer, K. L., Waszczak, C. M., Yarmolinsky, D., Maierhofer, T., Vainonen, J., Denessiouk, K., Salojärvi, J. T., Laanemets, K., Tõldsepp, K., Vahisalu, T., Gauthier, A. G. B., Puukko, T., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P. O. V., Geiger, D., Hedrich, R., Kollist, H. & Kangasjärvi, J. S., Nov 2018, In : Plant Cell. 30, 11, p. 2813-2837 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects

Viikki Molecular Plant Sciences (VMPS)

Aalto, M., Ahlfors, R., Ainasoja, M. M., Aswathanarayana Reddy, R., Balasubramanian, U., Besseau, S., Blokhina, O., Blomster, T., Brader, G., Broberg, E., Broholm, S., Brosche, M., Campilho, A., Carlsbecker, A., Chenyi, G. G., Davidsson, P., Decourteix, M., Deng, X., Duhazé, C., Kaurilind, E., Ehonen, S., Elomaa, P., Fagerstedt, K., Gauthier, A., He, Q., Helariutta, Y., Helenius, E., Hytönen, T., Idänheimo, N., Jaspers, P., Juntheikki-Palovaara, I., Kangasjärvi, J., Kariola, T., Keceli, A., Kärkönen, A., Kollist, H., Koskela, E., Kujanpää, A., Kukkola, E., Kulichikhin, K., Kurokura, T., Laitinen, R. A. E., Lampio, A., Lehesranta, S. J., Li, J., Li, C., Li, J., Lim, K., Lindgren, O., Mähönen, A. P., Malm, J. U., Marjamaa, K., Minami, A., Mouhu, K., Ng, Y. P., Niemi, O., Nieminen, K., Overmyer, K., Paasela, T., Palva, E. T., Pennanen, V., Piisilä, M., Pöllänen, E. K., Raiskila, S., Rinne, P., Ruokolainen, S., Ruonala, R., Sjöblom, S., Salojärvi, J., Sims-Huopaniemi, K., Takahashi Schmidt, J., Teeri, T., Thitamadee, S., Tähtiharju, S., Törmäkangas, K., Vaahtera, L., Vahala, J., Vahisalu, T., Vainonen, J., van der Schoot, C., Warinowski, T., Welling, A., Virolainen-Arne, E., Wrzaczek, M., Zeng, J. & Zhubing, H.

22/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Activities

PhD thesis supervision

Kirk Overmyer (Supervisor)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Engineered Plant Immunity: Mini-symposium part 1

Karen Sims-Huopaniemi (Member of organizing committee), Frederick Obioma Asiegbu (Scientific Committee Member), Kirk Loren Overmyer (Scientific Committee Chair), Kristiina Maria Mäkinen (Scientific Committee Chair)
13 Mar 201814 Mar 2018

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

3 Biotech (Journal)

Kirk Overmyer (Reviewer)
Feb 2018

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

The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (External organisation)

Kirk Overmyer (Assessment)
May 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

The 29th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

Kirk Overmyer (Member of organizing committee)
25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

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