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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    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 2018

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

MIKRO Seminars of Infection Biology and Infectious Diseases

Minna Poranen (Speaker: Presenter)
2018

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

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

Virology days

Minna Poranen (Attendee)
2018

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

13th International dsRNA Symposium 2018

Minna Poranen (Invited speaker)
24 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk