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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biokeskus 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

19952020
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Description of research and teaching

Molecular biology of prokaryotic viruses, especially dsRNA viruses; virus assembly; in vitro self-assembly systems; RNA translocation and replication; exploitation and engineering of viral processes for synthetic biology applications; molecular evolution of nucleic acid and nucleotide processing enzymes of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya, and their viruses; viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases.

Keywords

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • molecular virology
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • RNA interference; RNA-dependent RNA polymerases; dsRNA

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

Selected Publications 1995 2019

Multiple liquid crystalline geometries of highly compacted nucleic acid in a dsRNA virus

Ilca, S., Sun, X., El Omari, K., Kotecha, A., Haas, F. D., DiMaio, F., Grimes, J. M., Stuart, D. I., Poranen, M. M. & Huiskonen, J. T., 8 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature.

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Synthetic biology approach for plant protection using dsRNA

Niehl, A., Soininen, M., Poranen, M. M. & Heinlein, M., Sep 2018, In : Plant biotechnology journal. 16, 9, p. 1679–1687 9 p.

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Dual Role of a Viral Polymerase in Viral Genome Replication and Particle Self-Assembly

Sun, X., Ilca, S. L., Huiskonen, J. T. & Poranen, M. M., 2018, In : mBio. 9, 5, 14 p., ARTN e01242-18.

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Double-stranded RNA virus outer shell assembly by bona fide domain-swapping

Sun, Z., El Omari, K., Sun, X., Ilca, S., Kotecha, A., Stuart, D., Poranen, M. M. & Huiskonen, J. T., Mar 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, p. 14814

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Initiation of RNA Polymerization and Polymerase Encapsidation by a Small dsRNA Virus

Collier, A. M., Lyytinen, O. L., Guo, Y. R., Toh, Y., Poranen, M. M. & Tao, Y. J., Apr 2016, In : PLoS Pathogens. 12, 4, 26 p., 1005523.

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Common structural core of three-dozen residues reveals intersuperfamily relationships

Mönttinen, H. A. M., Ravantti, J. J. & Poranen, M. M., 2016, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33, 7, p. 1697-1710 14 p.

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Automated structural comparisons clarify the phylogeny of the right-hand-shaped polymerases

Mönttinen, H. A. M., Ravantti, J. J., Stuart, D. I. & Poranen, M. M., 2014, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31, 10, p. 2741-2752 12 p.

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Projects 2010 2020

Activities 1992 2019

Co-supervisor of PhD thesis / Veera Brusila

Jarkko Hantula (Co-supervisor), Hannu Fritze (Co-supervisor), Minna Poranen (Co-supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

HiLIFE Symposium: Exploring Cellular Complexity by Cryo-EM

Minna Poranen (Attendee)
28 Feb 2019

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

Synthetic Biology Foresight Workshop

Minna Poranen (Attendee)
19 Mar 2019

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

Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Minna Poranen (Participant)
20182021

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Viruses of Microbes 2018: EMBO conference on Viruses of Microbes V

Minna Poranen (Invited speaker)
9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk