ViPS Science Fair 2022

ViPS research groups present their work

Date: 6th October 2022

Time: 16:00-18:00

Location: Seminar room 2402 and 2nd floor foyer of Biocentre 3, Viikinkaari 1

Doctoral researchers and post-docs from ViPS research groups will present their projects to students from the Master's Programmes in Integrative Plant Sciences, Agricultural Sciences & Forest Sciences. The aim is to gain an understanding of the plant biology research being carried out at the University of Helsinki and to explore the possibility of joining a research group for a short period of practical training.

Presentations will be in the form of laptop slides or paper posters.

Refreshments served.

ALL welcome!


  • Investigation of plant cell death - Mikael Brosche
  • Strawberry flower meristem as a model system studying floral phyllotaxis - Teng Zhang & Sergei Suprun
  • Upcoming tree projects in wood development group - Sampo Muranen
  • Can evolvability and adaptive plasticity help plants survive climate change? - Anniina Mattila
  • Ongoing projects - Jouko Rikkinen
  • Temperature-mediated plasticity, can it save the world? - Gregory Andreou
  • GHR1 and its interactors in stomatal movements and water transport in the vasculature - Maija Sierla
  • Calcium channels involved in stomatal closure in response to abiotic stress - Nerea Valdebenito Alamar
  • Plant ecology in boreal forests: functional traits, seedbank, mycorrhizae & biodiversity - Elina Kaarlejärvi
  • RNA virus transfection for trait modification in plants - Feng Wang
  • Genetic basis of flower size plasticityKimmo Kivivirta
  • Plant vascular developmentRiikka Mäkilä 
  • Phenotyping and identifying viral infection using a high-throughput phenotyping platformSylvain Poque
  • Tree cambium: from stem cell to wood - Leo Vainio
  • Reactive oxygen species subcellular communication in mitochondrial dysfunction response - Alexis Porcher
  • Modulation of stomata development in Arabidopsis thaliana - Kaotar Elhazzime
  • Fungal communities in Plantago lanceolata museum samples - Hanna Susi
  • New protoxylem regulator: a link between citoquinins and auxinsÀngela Carrió Seguí
  • Using 13C Isotope Tracer To Study How Sink Limitation Affects Betula pendula Carbon Translocation - Xin Zhuang
  • Reintroduction of Rare & Endangered Wood-Inhabiting FungiJoette Crosier
  • Evolutionary analysis of stomatal development through molecular genetic analysis in gymnosperm Norway spruce - Miki Iida
  • Plant-virus interactions - Pinky Dutta
  • Protein interaction networks of PP2A and translation of knowledge to crop plants - Julia Vainonen
  • Plants as source of novel biocatalysts - Johanna Karppi
  • Forest genomics - Tanja Pyhäjärvi
  • Separation of vascular and cork cambia identities from a single cell - Jennifer López Ortiz