ViPS/DPPS Invited Seminars Spring 2019

Spring 2019 program

16th January 2019
Uwe Sonnewald, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Biotechnological approaches to design heat tolerant potato lines
Host: Kristiina Mäkinen

13th February
Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre Norwich, UK
Cell-to-cell communication during plant immune responses
Host: Michael Wrzaczek

13th March
Thomas Greb, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Radial Plant Growth - cellular coordination during growth in two dimensions
Host: Ari-Pekka Mähönen

17th April
Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia, USA
Host: Teemu Teeri

15th May
Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Institute, USA
Methane Production and Emissions in Trees and Forests
Host: Mari Pihlatie

The seminars are jointly organised by the DPPS and ViPS (Viikki Plant Science Centre).  

10 attendances = 1 ECTS
20 attendances = 2 ECTS
30 attendances = 3 ECTS
Invited Plant Seminars maximum credits=3 ECTS

Contact Karen Sims-Huopaniemi at the ViPS office (vips-office (at) to have your credits awarded.


Invited Plant Seminars are held at 1315 once a month, one hour before the Plant Club seminars. Each speaker is hosted by a different PI from ViPS.