I am the principal investigator and Academy of Finland Research Fellow in the Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology group. My research interests include functional genomics of plant biomass degrading asco- and basidiomycete fungi and enzymatic conversion of plant biomass.

miia.r.makela@helsinki.fi

link to my TUHAT pages

University Researcher, PhD

My research is focused on bioinformatics and recombinant production of microbial enzymes.

ari.ora@helsinki.fi

Post-doc, PhD

My research is focused on aromatic metabolism of basidiomycete fungi.

gustavo.borin@helsinki.fi

MSc student

My research focuses on plant polysaccharide degradation related regulators of basidiomycete fungi.

Dr. Jaana Kuuskeri

My research is focused on characterization of novel esterases and other plant biomass modifying enzymes.link to my tuhat pages

jaana.kuuskeri@helsinki.fi

Docent Mika Kähkönen

My research was focused on the characterization and production of laccases. My studies also include dye decolorization by fungi and the impact of nano-metals to fungal enzyme production. link to my tuhat pages

mika.kahkonen@helsinki.fi

Dr. Sadegh Mansouri

I graduated in October 2017. I focused on plant biomass modifying enzymes of ascomycete fungi in my PhD thesis.   link to my tuhat pages

Dr. Johanna Karppi (Rytioja)

I studied enzymatic plant cell wall degradation by the white rot fungus Dichomitus squalens. I graduated 2016.   link to my tuhat pages

BSc. Harri Hinkka

My research was focused on the characterization of fungal feryloyl and glucuronoyl esterases. link to my tuhat pages

harri.hinkka@helsinki.fi