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University of Helsinki Annual Report 2004
 

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Successful year for Jari Valkonen

Last year was a highly successful one for Professor Jari Valkonen. In August, Valkonen, who works as Professor of Plant Pathology in the Department of Applied Biology in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, was awarded the most prestigious prize of plant virology, the Richard Francki Prize, as a recognition of his achievements in the field.

In November, the Academy of Finland appointed Jari Valkonen an Academy Professor for a five-year term starting in August 2006.

Jari Valkonen has studied diseases caused by plant viruses and the ability of plants to resist such diseases. He has also developed new strains with higher resistance to viruses, particularly for the potato. In his work, Valkonen has combined the techniques of modern molecular biology with traditional plant cultivation and processing.

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Successful year for Jari Valkonen
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