Our group was established in September 2022. We are affiliated with the Structural And Quantitative Biology Research Program at University of Helsinki
Jarno Mäkelä, PI

Jarno Mäkelä did his PhD on transcription dynamics using single RNA microscopy measurements and modelling in the group of Andre S. Ribeiro at the Tampere University in 2016. He then moved to University of Oxford to work as a postdoc in the group of David Sherratt to study how bacterial chromosomes are organized and compacted using super-resolution microscopy and single molecule tracking. In 2020, he moved to Stanford University to study the effect of ploidy on growth dynamics in different bacteria. After receiving the Academy Research Fellow grant from Academy of Finland, he has now established a new research group at Institute of Biotechnology at University of Helsinki to study extreme temperature adaptation at single molecule level in live bacteria.