Events in December

Events in December 2023

Friday 1st December
CRISPR technology - legislation in the EU and use in research
Seminar 09:00-11:00
Invited speakers: Kirsi Törmäkangas (Board for Gene Technology), Hanna Help (Finnish Food Authority), and Robertas Ursache (GRAG, Spain)
Location: Seminar room K1088, Viikki Info centre, Viikinkaari 11

Friday 1st December, 12 noon
Thesis defence
Salla Tenhovirta, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry & DPPS
Aerobic methane emissions from the shoots of Scots pine
Opponent: Sunitha Pangala, Lancaster University, UK
Location: Auditorium 2041, Biocentre2, Viikinkaari 5

Friday 1st December, 12 noon
Thesis defence
Sandra Cervantes
Effects of ploidy and life history traits on the footprints of selection and demographic events in forest trees genomes
Opponent: John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Canada
Location: Auditorium B3,Forest Sciences Building, Latokartanonkaari 7

Friday 1st December, 13:15
Thesis defence
Outi Niemi, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences & ILS
Genetic Basis of Virulence in Plant-Pathogenic Pectobacterium
Opponent: Robert Czajkowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
Location: Seminar room 2402, Biocentre 3, Viikinkaari 1

Friday 1st December
CRISPR technology - legislation in the EU and use in research
Workshop 12:15-17:00
How to design a CRISPR experiment in Arabidopsis and in a tree species
Location: Seminar room 2012, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5

Thursday 7th December, 14:00
Special Plant Club Seminar
Christian Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Panta Rhei - A Tale of Phloem, Peptides and Phytohormones
Host: Ari-Pekka Mähönen
Location: Seminar room K1088, Viikki Info centre, Viikinkaari 11

Friday 8th December, 12 noon
Thesis defence
Riikka Mäkilä, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences & DPPS
Hormonal regulation of vascular cambium stem cell niche
Opponent: Christian Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Location: Auditorium 1041, Biocentre2, Viikinkaari 5

Monday - Tuesday 11-12th December
ViPS/DPPS Autumn Symposium
Current Challenges in Plant Biology: Light Signalling
Hosts: Paula Elomaa & Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi
Location: Seminar room K1088, Viikki Info centre, Viikinkaari 11

Wednesday 13th December, 13:00
Invited Plant Seminar
Donal O'Sullivan, University of Reading, UK
Exploiting faba bean genetic diversity to optimize the seed for use in plant-based diets
Host: Alan Schulman
Location: Auditorium 1041, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5

Wednesday 13th December, 14:00
Plant Club
14:15 Moona Rahikainen, OEB, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Regulation of plant stress responses by protein phosphatase 2A
14:35 Juan Alonso Serra, OEB, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Hydraulics of Plant Meristems
Host: Alan Schulman
Location: Auditorium 1041, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5

13th December, 16:00 -
ViPS Christmas party!
Location: 6th floor, Biocentre 3, Viikinkaari 1