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News items and events from the Viikki Plant Science Centre

Local advisory board members in Viikki on 1st December 2016


Members of the ViPS local advisory board will be in Viikki to meet research groups and their members.

Posters and slide presentations from 1400-1600 in the foyer of Viikki A building.

Events in December

Thursday 1st, 1400-1600
ViPS local advisory board & research group meeting
Poster and slide presentations by ViPS groups
Viikki A building foyer, Latokartanonkaari 9

Thursday 8th, 1500
Special seminar
Karen McDonald, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Davis, USA.
Transient production of cell wall degrading enzymes in plant hosts for biofuels applications
Seminar room 2012, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5
Host: Teemu Teeri

Friday 9th, 1200
Thesis defence
Lauri Reuter (VTT, Department of Agricultural Sciences & DPPS)
Plant cell factories: Production of hydrophobin fusion proteins in plant cell cultures
Opponent: Prof. Karen McDonald, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Davis, USA.
Auditorium III, Porthania campus, Yliopistonkatu 3

Friday 9th, 1400
Wine-Science Seminar
Yann Salmon
Room 332, 3rd floor, Forest Sciences Building, Latokartanonkaari 7

Monday – Friday 12th-16th
DPPS Course
Current Challenges in Plant Phenotyping
Invited speakers: Nathalie Gonzalez (INRA, France); Markku Keinänen (University of Eastern Finland); Anna Kicherer (Institute for Grapevine Breeding, Germany); Klara Panzarova (PSI, Czech Republic); Eetu Puttonen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute; Lukas Spichal (Palacký University, Czech Republic); Esa Tyystjärvi, University of Turku; plus other local University of Helsinki speakers.
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Wednesday 14th, 1315
Invited Plant Seminar
Janusz Zwiazek, University of Alberta, Canada
Aquaporins and plants: more than just water transport
Seminar room 1015, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5
Hosts: Pedro Aphalo & Matt Robson

Wednesday 14th, 1415
Plant Club
Ali Amiryousefi, Department of Biosciences
Why measure? Nonmetric ANOVA for assessing phylogenies
Samia Samad, Department of Agricultural Sciences
QTL mapping of flowering time using Fragaria as a model plant
Mirko Pavicic, Department of Agricultural Sciences
High throughput imaging based screening of Arabidopsis mutant collection for growth and morphology (using the NaPPI phenotyping facility)
Seminar room 1015, Biocentre 2, Viikinkaari 5

Three ViPS PIs receive key project funding from the Academy of Finland


Ari-Pekka Mähönen, Albert Porcar-Castell and Matthew Robson have all been granted funding for two years from the so-called ‘Kärkihanke’ instrument of the Academy of Finland.…