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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)



  • Yliopistonkatu 3

    00014 Helsingin yliopisto


  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki


1986 …2020

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Curriculum vitae

Current post: University lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Docent, group leader, principal investigator in the Viikki Research Groups Organisation in Biosciences.

Research activities:  Wood-decaying fungi, their enzymology, eco-physiology, genomics and transcriptomics (Academy projects Ox-Red 2011-14, Fungcolife 2015-19, principal investigator). Partner in international expert community on fungal genome projects and comparative genomics. Ongoing research projects on lignocellulose and waste biomass bioconversions, biofuel production, forest fungal interactions, metabolites and wood decay mechanisms, and fungal lifestyle omics on wood and lignocelluloses. Fungco research group of post-doctoral scientists, doctoral students, undergraduates and trainees.

Teaching expertise: Full-time university teacher (University lecturer in Microbiology) since 2004. Experience in lecturing, laboratory and group teaching, and supervising bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses and studies. Education in university teaching and pedagogy, with special skills in teaching and designing inquiry-based courses and seminars, assessement of learning outcomes, and supervision of writing of academic theses, research reports and essays.


Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, Doctor of Science in Agriculture and Forestry

Fields of Science

  • 11832 Microbiology and virology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Microbial interactions
  • Fungal physiology and metabolites
  • Fungal genomics
  • Fungal enzymes
  • 414 Agricultural biotechnology
  • Lignocellulose biodegradation
  • Wood decay
  • Fungal biotechnology
  • Bioconversion
  • Waste biomasses
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Forest microbiology
  • Fungal ecology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biodegradation
  • Carbon cycle

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


Lignin-degrading peroxidases in Polyporales: an evolutionary survey based on 10 sequenced genomes

Ruiz-Dueñas, F. J., Lundell, T., Floudas, D., Nagy, L. G., Barrasa, J. M., Hibbett, D. S. & Martinez, A. T., 2013, In : Mycologia. 105, 6, p. 1428-1444 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes

Floudas, D., Binder, M., Riley, R., Berry, K., Blanchette, R. A., Henrissat, B., Martinez, A. T., Otillar, R., Spatafora, J. W., Yadav, J. S., Aerts, A., Benoit, I., Boyd, A., Carlson, A., Copeland, A., Coutinho, P. M., de Vries, R. P., Ferreira, P., Findley, K., Foster, B. & 51 others, Gaskell, J., Glotzer, D., Górecki, P., Heitman, J., Hesse, C., Hori, C., Igarashi, K., Jurgens, J. A., Kallen, N., Kersten, P., Kohler, A., Kües, U., Kumar, T. K. A., Kuo, A., LaButti, K., Larrondo, L. F., Lindquist, E., Ling, A., Lombard, V., Lucas, S., Lundell, T., Martin, R., McLaughlin, D. J., Morgenstern, I., Morin, E., Murat, C., Nagy, L. G., Nolan, M., Ohm, R. A., Patyshakuliyeva, A., Rokas, A., Ruiz-Dueñas, F. J., Sabat, G., Salamov, A., Samejima, M., Schmutz, J., Slot, J. C., St. John, F., Stenlid, J., Sun, H., Sun, S., Syed, K., Tsang, A., Wiebenga, A., Young, D., Pisabarro, A., Eastwood, D. C., Martin, F., Cullen, D., Grigoriev, I. V. & Hibbett, D. S., 2012, In : Science. 336, 6089, p. 1715-1719 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Lundell, T. & Mäkelä, M., 2013, Sienten biologia. Timonen, S. & Valkonen, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific



  • 1 Editor of special theme number

LignoBiotech 2018 (Event)

Taina Lundell (Programme Committee Chair), Kristiina Kruus (Programme Committee Chair), Kaisa Marjamaa (Programme Committee Member), Mari Mäkinen (Programme Committee Member)
29 Aug 20181 Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number