Viikki Molecular Plant Sciences (VMPS)

  • Aalto, Markku, (Participant)
  • Ahlfors, Reetta, (Participant)
  • Ainasoja, Miia Marika, (Participant)
  • Aswathanarayana Reddy, Ramesha (Participant)
  • Balasubramanian, Umamaheswari (Participant)
  • Besseau, Sebastien, (Participant)
  • Blokhina, Olga (Participant)
  • Blomster, Tiina (Participant)
  • Brader, Gunter, (PI)
  • Broberg, Erik, (Participant)
  • Broholm, Suvi, (Participant)
  • Brosche, Mikael (PI)
  • Campilho, Ana (Participant)
  • Carlsbecker, Annelie (Participant)
  • Chenyi, Gwe Gilbert, (Participant)
  • Davidsson, Pär, (Participant)
  • Decourteix, Mélanie (Participant)
  • Deng, Xianbao, (Participant)
  • Duhazé, Claire (Participant)
  • Kaurilind, Eve, (Participant)
  • Ehonen, Sanna (Participant)
  • Elomaa, Paula (PI)
  • Fagerstedt, Kurt (PI)
  • Gauthier, Adrien, (Participant)
  • He, Qingyang, (Participant)
  • Helariutta, Yrjö (PI)
  • Helenius, Elina, (Participant)
  • Hytönen, Timo (PI)
  • Idänheimo, Niina, (Participant)
  • Jaspers, Pinja, (Participant)
  • Juntheikki-Palovaara, Inka, (Participant)
  • Kangasjärvi, Jaakko (PI)
  • Kariola, Tarja (Participant)
  • Keceli, Ali, (Participant)
  • Kärkönen, Anna (PI)
  • Kollist, Hannes, (Participant)
  • Koskela, Elli (Participant)
  • Kujanpää, Anne, (Participant)
  • Kukkola, Eija, (Participant)
  • Kulichikhin, Konstantin (Participant)
  • Kurokura, Takeshi (Participant)
  • Laitinen, Roosa Anna Emilia, (Participant)
  • Lampio, Anja, (Participant)
  • Lehesranta, Satu Johanna, (Participant)
  • Li, Jing, (PI)
  • Li, Chunyang (Participant)
  • Li, Jing, (Participant)
  • Lim, Kean-Jin, (Participant)
  • Lindgren, Ove (Participant)
  • Mähönen, Ari Pekka (PI)
  • Malm, Johanna Ursula, (Participant)
  • Marjamaa, Kaisa, (Participant)
  • Minami, Anzu, (Participant)
  • Mouhu, Katriina (Participant)
  • Ng, Yan Peng, (Participant)
  • Niemi, Outi (Participant)
  • Nieminen, Kaisa (Participant)
  • Overmyer, Kirk (PI)
  • Paasela, Tanja (Participant)
  • Palva, E. Tapio (PI)
  • Pennanen, Ville (Participant)
  • Piisilä, Maria, (Participant)
  • Pöllänen, Eija Katariina, (Participant)
  • Raiskila, Sanni, (Participant)
  • Rinne, Päivi (Participant)
  • Ruokolainen, Satu, (Participant)
  • Ruonala, Raili (Participant)
  • Sjöblom, Solveig, (Participant)
  • Salojärvi, Jarkko (Participant)
  • Sims-Huopaniemi, Karen (Participant)
  • Takahashi Schmidt, Junko, (Participant)
  • Teeri, Teemu (PI)
  • Thitamadee, Siripong (Participant)
  • Tähtiharju, Sari, (Participant)
  • Törmäkangas, Kirsi, (Participant)
  • Vaahtera, Lauri, (Participant)
  • Vahala, Jorma, (Participant)
  • Vahisalu, Triin (Participant)
  • Vainonen, Julia, (Participant)
  • van der Schoot, Chris (Participant)
  • Warinowski, Tino, (Participant)
  • Welling, Annikki, (Participant)
  • Virolainen-Arne, Eija (Participant)
  • Wrzaczek, Michael (Participant)
  • Zeng, Jun (Participant)
  • Zhubing, Hu (Participant)

Project Details


The Viikki Molecular Plant Science Research Community aims to understand how environmental and developmental cues are integrated in plant growth control. The VMPS RC integrates multidisciplinary research in functional genomics, structural biology and bioinformatics with modern plant physiology, genetics and cell biology to fulfil its aims. To provide the best possible training for future experts the VMPS RC incorporates the top groups/PIs in plant sciences from the Viikki campus. The members of the RC have wide ranging international contacts and collaborators with European, US, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Australian research groups both on a research level and also in the form of doctoral training. The possibility for doctoral candidates to carry out short research visits abroad in foreign labs is highly encouraged. In addition to general skills including leadership and communication doctoral candidates are trained in most modern biological techniques and approaches including the tools of systems biology such as comparative and functional genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and metabolomics. Strong emphasis is given to training on different approaches that are needed to understand how plants control their growth, development and survival when facing different environmental challenges and how plants can adapt to such environments and yet achieve optimal production for human needs.

Responsible person: Tapio Palva, Faculty of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Department of Biosciences

Participation category: 1
Effective start/end date22/02/2011 → …

Research Output

Evolutionary Co-option of Floral Meristem Identity Genes for Patterning of the Flower-like Asteraceae Inflorescence

Zhao, Y., Zhang, T., Broholm, S. K., Tähtiharju, S., Mouhu, K., Albert, V. A., Teeri, T. H. & Elomaa, P., 5 Jul 2016, In : Plant Physiology. 172, 1, p. 284-296 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Viikin kasvitutkimuskeskus (ViPS) - korkeatasoista kasviosaamista Suomessa

Translated title of the contribution: Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) - high impact knowledge in FinlandElomaa, P. R., 2015, In : Viherympäristö. 6, p. 52-53 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional


  • 2 Editor of research journal
  • 1 Membership or other role in research network

Frontiers in plant science (Journal)

Paula Elomaa (Member of editorial board)
Feb 2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Horticulture Research (Journal)

Paula Elomaa (Member of editorial board)
Apr 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), University of Helsinki (External organisation)

Paula Elomaa (Chair)
1 Jan 201431 Dec 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network