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
Alan Schulman & Albert Porcar-Castell - ecology & evolutionary biology
Kurt Fagerstedt & Mari Pihlatie  – ecophysiology
Jaakko Kangasjärvi & Kristiina Mäkinen – environmental interactions

David Israel (student representative)

Karen Sims-Huopaniemi (coordinator)

Dorothea Bartels, Head of Molecular Physiology Department, Institute for Molecular
Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants, University of Bonn, Germany

Dario Leister, Plant Molecular Biology research group leader at the Ludwig-Maximilian’s University of Munich, Germany

Ülo Niinemets, Professor of Crop Science and Plant Biology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

Ove Nilsson, Director of the Umeå Plant Science Centre, Professor of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden

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

The local advisory board represents the important players in the national life science sector.

Johanna Buchert, Director General, Research
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LuKe)

Martin Forsius, Research Professor
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Annalea Lohila, Senior Research Scientist
Finnish Meteorological Institute

Raisa Mäkipää, Research Professor
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LuKe)

Outi Manninen, Head of Biotechnology
Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd.

Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Head of Research Area
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Mikko Peltonen, Research Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Matti Puolimatka, Director
Finnish Food Authority

Laura Raaska, Director
Academy of Finland