Invited Plant Seminars

Invited Plant Seminars are held monthly, one hour before the Plant Club seminars. Each speaker is hosted by a different PI from the Viikki campus.

copyright photo Trevor Sims

Photo copyright Trevor Sims

Location: Different every month! Please check the monthly info for details.

13th September 2017
Biocentre 2, seminar room 1015, Viikinkaari 5
Bert de Rybel, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, University of Ghent, Belgium
Controlling cell division orientation during vascular proliferation in plants
Host: Ari Pekka Mähönen

11th October
Biocentre 2, seminar room 2012, Viikinkaari 5
Totte Niitylä
, Umeå Plant Science Centre, University of Umeå, Sweden
Carbon for wood cell walls – new insights into the synthesis of cell wall polymers
Host: Anna Kärkönen

15th November
Viikki B building, seminar room 6, Latokartanonkaari 7-9
Åsa Strand, Umeå Plant Science Centre, University of Umeå, Sweden
Chloroplast development, a tale of two genomes
Host: Jaakko Kangasjärvi

13th December
Viikki C building, lecture room 2, Latokartanonkaari 5
Jens Stougaard, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Host: Alan Schulman

17th January 2018
Biocentre 2, seminar room 1015, Viikinkaari 5
Melinka Butenko, University of Oslo, Norway
Peptide signalling pathways controlling floral abscission
Host: Michi Wrzaczek

14th February
Biocentre 2, seminar room 1015, Viikinkaari 5
Siobhan Braybook, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK/UCLA, USA
Physical parameters regulating patterns in plants
Host: Paula Elomaa

14th March
Biocentre 2, seminar room 1015, Viikinkaari 5
Ralph Panstrug, Institute for Biology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
MLO-based powdery mildew resistance: An apparently universal “weapon” to combat powdery mildew disease
Host: Kirk Overmyer

18th April
Viikki B building, seminar room 4, Latokartanonkaari 7-9
Peter Moffet, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Molecular mechanisms of anti-viral defenses in plants
Host: Kristiina Mäkinen

16th May
Biocentre 2, seminar room 1015, Viikinkaari 5
Philip Wigge, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Temperature sensing in plants
Host: Timo Hytönen

The seminars are jointly organised by the DPPS and ViPS (Viikki Plant Science Centre).  

Credits:
10 attendances = 1 ECTS
20 attendances = 2 ECTS
30 attendances = 3 ECTS
Invited Plant Seminars maximum credits=3 ECTS

Contact Karen Sims-Huopaniemi to have your credits awarded.