At the moment, the group led by Taina Lundell consists of two PhD students and two post-doctoral researchers. In addition, we have master´s thesis students and research trainees working in our group.
University lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Docent, group leader, principal investigator in the Viikki Research Groups Organisation in Biosciences. Research activities include wood-decaying fungi, their enzymology, eco-physiology, genomics and transcriptomics.
Doctor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry). Research interests and expertise include genomics and transcriptomics of wood-decaying fungi, bioinformatics, regulation of gene expression, molecular biology and genetic modification of filamentous fungi.
Master of Science, doctoral student of MBDP (Doctoral programme in microbiology and biotechnology). Research interests include fungal biology and biotechnology, metabolic pathways during fungal bioconversion and bioethanol production. Special expertise on analyzing organic acids and metabolites produced by fungi.
Master of Science, doctoral student of MBDP (Doctoral programme in microbiology and biotechnology). Special expertise and research interests include fungal interactions, enzyme activity assays, metabolites and volatile organic compounds.
Doctor of Science. Visiting post-doc from the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Research interests and expertice include lichens and their bioactive compounds, taxonomy and metabolite profiling.
Eliana Veloz, Pauli Pirinen, Mohammad Faruq and Tuomas Hintikka are currently working in the group as master´s thesis students.