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Plants are central to life on this planet. They produce the oxygen we breathe, are the main source of our nutrition along with fibre and bioenergy. Plants are also a rich source of pharmaceutical and other novel products. The rapidly increasing demand of food and fibre together with the requirement for sustainable energy such as biofuels requires extensive research and training of experts in different areas of plant sciences. The central aim of the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS) is to meet these challenges and to train world-class experts in the fields of basic and translational plant sciences including plant biology and associated biotic interactions, plant production and other applications such as bioenergy to fulfil the ever growing needs for well qualified and highly motivated researchers in modern plant sciences and its industrial applications in Finland and globally.

The doctoral programme aims to train scientific researchers in the following themes: 

  • molecular plant biology
  • genetics, genomics and breeding
  • physiology and biochemistry
  • developmental biology
  • pathology and biotechnology
  • plant production
  • ecophysiology
  • systematics
  • bioenergy

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.


National Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure

Kristiina Himanen (Chef)

Utrustning/facilitet: Central servicefacilitet

Projekt 2017 2022

Kaupunkipuut, monimuotoisuus ja ekosysteemipalvelut

Mänttäri, M. & Linden, L.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

PLAGE: Genetic diversity, conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources

Poczai, P., Amiryousefi, A., Cseh, A., Karsai, I., Balla, K., Kiss, T., Bányai, J. & Illés, K.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Publikationer 2004 2019

An annotated checklist of the bryophytes of Taita Hills region, Kenya

Enroth, J., Pocs, T., He, X., Nyqvist, P., Stam, Å. C. S., Malombe, I. & Rikkinen, J. K., 1 jul 2019, I : Acta Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales. 68

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

An AP2/ERF transcription factor ERF139 coordinates xylem cell expansion and secondary cell wall deposition

Wessels, B., Seyfferth, C., Escamez, S., Vain, T., Antos, K., Vahala, J., Delhomme, N., Kangasjärvi, J., Eder, M., Felten, J. & Tuominen, H., 24 maj 2019, I : New Phytologist.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

CRK2 enhances salt tolerance by regulating callose deposition in connection with PLDα1: CRK2 cell biology in salt stress

Hunter, K., Kimura, S., Rokka, A., Tran, C., Toyota, M., Kukkonen, J. P. & Wrzaczek, M., maj 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) I : Plant Physiology.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Dual RNA-seq analysis provides new insights into interactions between Norway spruce and necrotrophic pathogen Heterobasidion annosum s.l.

Kovalchuk, A., Zeng, Z., Ghimire, R. P., Kivimäenpää, M., Raffaello, T., Liu, M., Mukrimin, M., Kasanen, R. A. O., Sun, H., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., Holopainen, J. K. & Asiegbu, F. O., 3 jan 2019, I : BMC Plant Biology. 19, 2, 17 s., 2.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Effect of water deficit stress on seedling biomass and physio-chemical characteristics in different species of wheat possessing the D genome.

Pour-Aboughadareh, A., Omidi, M., NAGHAVI, M., Etminan, A., MEHRABI, AA., Poczai, P. & BIAT, H., 2019, (Insänt) I : PLoS One.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Aktiviteter 2012 2019

Workshop on Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Flower Development 2019

Teng Zhang (!!Speaker)
21 jun 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

BMC Plant Biology (Tidskrift)

Teemu Teeri (Referentgranskare)
3 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Member of doctoral thesis committee

Jaakko Tapani Hyvönen (Handledare)
7 feb 2019 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperMedlem i doktorsavhandlingskommitté

Succeed with grain legumes

Fred Stoddard (!!Speaker)
23 jan 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk


Journal of Experimental Botany (Tidskrift)

Kurt Fagerstedt (Referentgranskare)
11 jan 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript


Doctorate, Honoris Causa

Fred Stoddard (!!Recipient), 19 dec 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser


Professor Pentti Tuomikoski Fund

Xiaolan He (!!Recipient), 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

The best bids of The Wholesale Market and Teurastamo area Testbed Innovation Competition

Tin-Yu Lai (!!Recipient), Chi-Chuan Chen (!!Recipient), Omar El Daghar (!!Recipient) & Kaja Koppang (!!Recipient), 19 dec 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser