Associate Professor Susanna Fagerholm
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Institute of Biotechnology
phone +358-2941 59926
The tasks and duties of the board based on the Rector's decision RP141/2013 stating (translated and accommodated to ILS with several faculties):
ILS director Susanna Fagerholm, associate professor
(Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
ILS vice director Mikko Frilander, research director
(HiLIFE, Institute of Biotechnology)
Leonardo Almeida-Souza, assistant professor
(HiLIFE, Institute of Biotechnology)
Marja Mikkola, research director
(HiLIFE/Institute of Biotechnology)
Esa Pitkänen, senior researcher, docent
Juha Saarikangas, assistant professor
(HiLIFE/Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences)
Pipsa Saharinen, associate professor
(Research Programs Unit, Faculty of Medicine)
Pavlína Gregorová, student member
Joni Ollonen, student member
All group leaders who act as supervisors of doctoral candidates can be found from the University of Helsinki research portal.
Please note that the list includes both students and supervisors. If you're looking for a potential supervisor, look for people having 'Supervisor in doctoral programme' title.
From the research portal you can also look up people for example using keywords related to your interests. Keep in mind that the research portal lists all researchers affiliated with the University of Helsinki – including current doctoral students, who should not be considered as prospective supervisors. If the person is employed, you will see their job title on their profile page.
Finding supervisors willing to guide you through your thesis project is one of the most important steps when preparing your application. But it’s not always an easy feat. Here are a few tips on how to go about it:
Start early. And when we say early, we’re talking about months rather than weeks. Finding the right match can be a time-consuming business.
In matters related to preliminary examination of the doctoral dissertation, please contact the following, according to the faculty of your doctoral study right:
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Admission Services: firstname.lastname@example.org (admission matters)
Lists for doctoral candidates
All ILS doctoral candidates should join the email@example.com mailing list, which is used to advertise ILS's activities as well as to distribute information relevant to PhD candidates. Another relevant mailing list is the DSHealth doctoral school list (all ils-predocs list members automatically receive the DSHealth mails as well). Also, consult your supervisor for other relevant mailing lists to join.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject-line empty and in the message field write subscribe ils-predocs. Please note that you must use your helsinki.fi email address or other official address (vtt.fi, evira.fi, ect.) to join the list.
To unsubscribe the list send an e-mail to email@example.com and write in the message field unsubscribe ils-predocs and nothing else. Please note that you should send the email from the same address that you joined the list with.
Email list for ILS supervisors
Primary supervisors are added to the firstname.lastname@example.org email list, other supervisors may join the list like this:
To subscribe, send an e-mail to email@example.com. Leave the subject-line empty and in the message field write subscribe ils-supervisors.
The ILS student council serves as a platform between PhD students and the doctoral program. The aim is to help you with any issues regarding student welfare, teaching or life as a PhD student in general by collecting feedback, providing information and keeping you up to date with upcoming events. The student council organizes the annual ILS PhD Symposium.
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