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Tuomas Haltia

  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)



1988 …2019

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I am interested in the biology of copper, i.e., copper proteins, copper acquisition and copper transport. For example, we have found that Paracoccus denitrificans, a soil bacterium and a relative of the mitochondrion, secretes coproporphyrin III when grown under copper-poor conditions. In total, my scientific publications have been cited over 2900 times. My h-index is 22.

My teaching activities involve regular lectures in biochemistry (MOLE-101, BIO-201). I have also been a visiting lecturer at the Medical Faculty and Aalto University over more than ten years. Moreover, I supervise and guide students in Finnish and English and teach several types of laboratory practicals during the academic year. I also evaluate Master's theses on a regular basis. In order to develop my skills as an academic teacher, I have educated myself pedacogically (tens of credits over the years). I have also acted as the head of the teaching skills committee, section of laboratory sciences for several years. To summarise, I consider myself an experienced and qualified teacher of biochemistry.

Figure on the right

A nitrous oxide reductase monomer from Paracoccus denitrificans. The cupredoxin domain with the Cu A centre is in upper part of the figure, whereas the seven blades of the propeller form the lower part of the structure. The four coppers of Cu Z and a chloride ion are bound close to the central axis of the propeller. In the cell, two monomers associate to make a head-to-tail dimer.


  • 1182 Biokemi, cell- och molekylärbiologi


Sokerin biokemiaa pitää tarkentaa

Haltia, J. T., 27 mar 2019, I : Tiede. 39, 4/2019, s. 6 1 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragKommentar/debattAllmänheten

Kasvihuoneessa voisi saada tuntumaa ilmastonmuutoksen vaikutuksiin

Haltia, J. T., 12 dec 2016, I : Helsingin Sanomat. 2016, 1 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelAllmänheten

Kuinka ribosomi muuntaa geenin emäsjärjestyksen proteiinin aminohappojärjestykseksi?

Haltia, J. T., 2015, I : Natura. 52, 2/2015, s. 33-37 5 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskaplig

Is coproporphyrin III a copper-acquisition compound in Paracoccus denitrificans?

Anttila, J., Heinonen, P., Nenonen, T., Pino, A., Iwai, H., Kauppi, E., Soliymani, R., Baumann, M., Saksi, J., Suni, N. & Haltia, T., 2011, I : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Bioenergetics. 1807, 3, s. 311-318 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review


International Society for Horticultural Science, ISHS (Förlag)

Tuomas Haltia (Referentgranskare)
1 jul 201731 jul 2017

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

ISHS (Extern organisation)

Tuomas Haltia (Styrelsemedlem)
1 maj 201731 dec 2018

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

Reviewer of Juho Knuuti's Licentiate Thesis

Tuomas Haltia (Förhandsgranskare)
jun 2016aug 2016

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperFörhandsgranskare av doktorsavhandling

Student of Horticulture, Tavastland University of Applied Sciences

Tuomas Haltia (Deltagare)
aug 20162020

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperTyper av övriga aktiviteter - Övrigt

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Tuomas Haltia (Besökande forskare)
15 feb 201617 feb 2016

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution