Courses, seminars, general competence studies and other events


DPPS Orientation (DPPS-001)
You only need to attend the course once, and you may either attend one of the days below or take the course independently online in Moodle.
22 November 1315-1445
17 December 1015-1145
Place: Computer classroom 138, Info building, Viikki campus
Registration is available via WebOodi

Advanced Studies in Cell & Developmental Biology (DPPS-101)
2018: Wood Development

Time: 31st October - 8th November
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Kurt Fagerstedt & Juha Rikala

Current Challenges in Plant Biology (DPPS-502)
2018: Developmental Biology
Time: 10-11 December
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Ari-Pekka Mähönen & Paula Elomaa
Invited speakers: George Bassel (University of Birmingham, UK); Pilar Cubas (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Madrid, Spain); Gwyneth Ingram (Laboratoire Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, Lyon France); Henrik Jönsson (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK); Robert Sablowski (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK); Marja Timmermans (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Local speakers: Juan Alonso Serra, Paula Elomaa, Ykä Helariutta, Hanna Help-Rinta-Rahko, Ari Pekka Mähönen
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Advanced Studies in Cell & Developmental Biology (DPPS-102)
2019: Plant Cell Walls

Time: 18-22 February
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Anna Kärkönen, Michael Wrzaczek, Kristiina Hildén & MBDP
Confirmed speakers: Mikhail Balakshin (Aalto University, Finland); Ronald de Fries (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands); Stephen C. Fry (University of Edinburgh, Scotland); Andras Gorzas (Umeå University, Sweden); Thorsten Hamann (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Ilkka Kilpeläinen (University of Helsinki, Finland); Kati Koponen (VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland); Ndegwa Maina (University of Helsinki, Finland); Riikka Piispanen (LuKe - Natural Resources Institute Finland)

Advanced Studies in Environmental Interactions (DPPS-106)
2019: Fungal Interactions
Theme I: Multitrophic interactions

Time: May
Theme II: Mutualistic and Pathogenic Interactions
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Fred Asiegbu, AGFOREE & MBDP
Invited speakers: Lynne Boddy (Cardiff, UK); Sebastien Duplessis (INRA, France); Taina Lundell (Helsinki, Finland); Li-Jun Ma (Massachusetts, USA); Anna Maria Piritilla (Oulu, Finland); Kari Saikkonen (Turku, Finland); Markku Saloheimo (VTT, Finland); Bart Thomma (Wageningen, The Netherlands); Michael Thomas-Poulsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Advanced Methods in Plant Biology (DPPS-402)
2019a: Production of heterologous proteins and metabolites in plants

Time: 6-10 May
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Kristiina Mäkinen & Teemu Teeri (UH); Anneli Ritala & Suvi Häkkinen (VTT)

Advanced Methods in Plant Biology (DPPS-402)
2019b: Imaged based plant phenotyping

Time: August-Sept
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Kristiina Himanen & NOVA

Advanced Studies in ecophysiology & ecology & evolutionary biology (DPPS-303)
2019: Plant Responses to Climate Change

Time: October
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Matt Robson

Current Challenges in Plant Biology (DPPS-503)
2018: Sensory Ecology of Plants: Linking metabolic and genetic regulation to ecology and evolution
Time: 9-10 December
Place: Viikki campus
Organisers: Pedro Aphalo & UV4Plants

Ongoing courses
Past courses (academic year 2017-2018)
Past courses (academic year 2016-2017)


DPPS members are encouraged to take part in the ViPS Science Fair on 18th October, presenting their research projects to students from the Master's Programmes in Plant Biology, Agricultural Sciences & Forest Sciences. The aim is to offer Master's students an understanding of the plant biology research being carried out at the University of Helsinki and for the students to explore the possibility of joining a research group for a short period of practical training.

DPPS members can gain experience and credits by supervising Master's students.

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