At the moment, the group led by Taina Lundell consists of two PhD students and one post-doctoral researcher.

In addition, we have master´s thesis students and research trainees working in our group.

Taina Lundell


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.

Janina Österman-Udd


Doctor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) in biotechnology. Working as a post-doc with main focus on the bioinformatics analyses (genomics and transcriptomics) performed within the research projects in the group. 

Eero Kiviniemi


Master of Science, doctoral student of MBDP (Doctoral programme in microbiology and biotechnology). Studying fungal production and utilization of bioactive natural compounds during wood decomposition and coping with environmental stress factors.

Maryam Qurashi

MSc, Doctoral researcher in MBDP (Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology). Studying fungal and microbial co-cultures through metatranscriptomics and analyses of bioactive compounds. 

Master´s thesis students and research trainees

Master's thesis students:

Research trainees: