Boards

The ViPS board members represent the key research areas of the Viikki Plant Science Centre.

Paula Elomaa (director)

Ari Pekka Mähönen & Teemu Teeri  – developmental biology
Anna-Liisa Laine & Alan Schulman - ecology & evolutionary biology
Kurt Fagerstedt & Mari Pihlatie  – ecophysiology
Jaakko Kangasjärvi & Kristiina Mäkinen – environmental interactions

David Israel (student representative)

Karen Sims-Huopaniemi (coordinator)

Almut Arneth, Head of Division “Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions” and
Head of Working Group “Plant Atmosphere Interactions” group: Plant-Atmosphere
Interactions, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Germany
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Dorothea Bartels, Head of Molecular Physiology Department, Institute for Molecular
Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants, University of Bonn, Germany
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Dario Leister, Plant Molecular Biology research group leader at the Ludwig-Maximilian’s University of Munich, Germany
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Ove Nilsson, Director of the Umeå Plant Science Centre, Professor of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden
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Corné Pieterse, Scientific Director of the Institute of Environmental Biology of the Faculty of Science and Chair of the Plant-Microbe Interactions group, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
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The local advisory board represents the important players in the national life science sector.

Johanna Buchert, Director General, Research
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LuKe)
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Martin Forsius, Research Professor
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
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Annalea Lohila, Senior Research Scientist
Finnish Meteorological Institute
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Raisa Mäkipää, Research Professor
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LuKe)
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Outi Manninen, Head of Biotechnology
Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd.
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Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Head of Research Area
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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Mikko Peltonen, Research Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
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Matti Puolimatka, Director
Evira Finnish Food Safety Authority
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Laura Raaska, Director
Academy of Finland
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