Minna Poranen

University Lecturer, Docent in Molecular virology

  • 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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Personal profile

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.

Fields of Science

  • 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.

Publications

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., 13 Jun 2019, In : Nature. 570, p. 252-+

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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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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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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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Projects

Prizes

Excellence in Master Thesis Supervision Award, 2005

Minna Poranen (Recipient), 23 Feb 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Viikki Biocenter Dissertation Prize, 2000

Minna Poranen (Recipient), 20 Nov 2000

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Co-supervisor of PhD thesis / Elina Roininen

Jarkko Hantula (Co-supervisor), Tuula Piri (Co-supervisor), Minna Poranen (Co-supervisor)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Post doctoral mentor / Mäntynen

Minna Poranen (Supervisor)
Sep 2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesPost doctoral mentor

ScanVir2019 conference

Minna Poranen (Chair)
3 Jun 20195 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Post doctoral mentor / Lampi

Minna Poranen (Supervisor)
Jul 2019Dec 2019

Activity: Examination typesPost doctoral mentor

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology (Journal)

Minna Poranen (Reviewer)
2019

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