Research

All teaching is based on the latest scientific knowledge. Research in Integrative Plant Sciences is advancing on many fronts. It operates from the molecular and cellular levels to the ecosystem level, and covers both wild and cultivated plants. The main focus areas are:
 
  • regulation of plant development and differentiation of tissues and organs
  • crop yield and breeding of cultivated plants
  • stress responses
  • evolution, ecology, genetics, genomics and biotechnology of plants and fungi
Studying Integrative Plant Sciences will involve you in fascinating research projects looking for solutions to many current problems.

Viikki Plant Science Centre is a virtual, internationally recognised community of plant researchers based on the Viikki campus. It includes plant researchers working in different units and faculties within the campus. Its purpose is to advance and expedite cooperation in high-standard teaching and research. As a student you will be part of the ViPS community through the courses, seminars, apprenticeships and degree work offered by the Master’s Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences.

Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) is a new life science institute enhancing high quality research, and integrating life science strengths across the campuses. One of the seven themes in HiLIFE is Growth from Plants. The researchers of the Master's Programme in Integrative Plant Sciences are actively participating in HiLIFE actions to enhance top research.