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.