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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.

More details

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.…