LuKe/ViPS joint seminar

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (LuKe) and the Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) will hold a joint seminar from 2nd - 3rd December 2019 at the Petäys Lakeland Resort.


Day 1: Monday 2nd December

1030 Arrive Petäys, check in

1100 Introductions

1110-1230 Session 1, Chair: Paula Elomaa

1110 Jaakko Kangasjärvi: Profiling of plant research at the University of Helsinki

1130 Johanna Vilkki: Highlights from Luke's strategy

1150 Kristiina Himanen: Projects at NaPPI facility

1210 Elina Kiviharju: National long term PGRFA collections: conservation, access and sustainable use

1230 Lunch

1330-1500 Session 2, Chair: Teemu Teeri

1330 Katri Kärkkäinen: Role of genomics in forest genetics and tree breeding

1350 Jarkko Hantula: Luke-UH -collaboration on fungal viruses

1410 Hannu Fritze: Reindeer grazing on peatland functioning

1430-1500 Coffee break

1500-1540 Session 3, Chair: Tuuli Haikonen

1500 Alan Schulman: Oat, beans, and barley/Translational Genomics for Field Crops

1520 Marjo Keskitalo: Biodiversity, new crops, products and production technologies

1540 Short break

1550 Alan Schulman: EPSO

1600-1800 Discussion topics in small groups: genome editing; infrastructure; PhD programmes including teaching and students

1800-2000 Sauna, relaxing, free time

2000- Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 3rd December

0900-1000 Session 3, Chair: Katri Kärkkäinen

0900 Kurt Fagerstedt: Development of lignification in Norway spruce xylem

0920 Teemu Teeri: GenoWood consortium- Genomic Selection: Towards more Efficient, Financially Viable and Resilient Wood Production

0940 Kaisa Nieminen/Juha Immanen: Outer Bark: the Final Frontier between the Plant and Environment/Genetics of Wood and Bark Development

1000-1020 Coffee Break

1020-1140 Session 4, Chair: Alan Schulman

1020 Titta Kotilainen: Plants under different light environments

1040 Timo Hytönen: Woodland strawberry model system for exploring economically important traits in berry crops

1100 Tuuli Haikonen: Prebreeding for disease resistance traits in strawberry and apple

1120 Pauliina Palonen: Climatic sustainability of fruit and berry crops; joint project with HY and Luke

1140-1200 Summing up and future directions

1200-1300 Lunch

1300 Depart Petäys