Associate Professor Susanna Fagerholm
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Institute of Biotechnology
phone +358-2941 59926

The doctoral programme planning officer (former "coordinator")

  • Contact person of the programme
  • Administration and communication
  • Planning the programme curriculum and other activities in collaboration with the board

You can make an appointment with the planning officer through elomake.

Planning officer
Dr. Liisa Uotila
Viikki Biocenter 3, (Viikinkaari 1), room 2801
Tel: +358-2941 24848
Mobile: +358-50-3789272


The tasks and duties of the board based on the Rector's decision RP141/2013 stating (translated and accommodated to ILS with several faculties):

  • Handle applications to join ILS made by applicants for UH doctoral studies, organize if needed an exam and interview and make a proposal (with grounds) to faculties on applicants to be chosen
  • Plan and develop the programs curriculum
  • Decide on principles of national/international collaboration
  • Other tasks relating to the programs operations

Members of the Board (2018-2020)

Tero Aittokallio, senior researcher

Sarah Butcher, professor
(Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences) 

Mikko Frilander, research director
(HiLIFE/Institute of Biotechnology)

Juha Saarikangas, assistant professor 
(HiLIFE/Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences) 

Pipsa Saharinen, associate professor
(Research Programs Unit, Faculty of Medicine)

Marja Mikkola, research director
(HiLIFE/Institute of Biotechnology)

Mridul Johari, student member

Joni Ollonen, student member

In matters related to preliminary examination of the doctoral dissertation, please contact the following, according to the faculty of your doctoral study right:

Viikki Campus: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 

Meilahti Campus: Faculty of Medicine