Doctoral theses

PhD degrees awarded to ViPS members:

2018

18th June
Juha Immanen: Cytokinin signaling in hybrid aspen cambial development and growth
PI: Ykä Helariutta

4th May
Elina Kettunen: Diversity and evolution of dark filamentous microfungi on plant exudates
PI: Jouko Rikkinen

4th May
Anni Vanhatalo: Long-term dynamics of BVOC production, storage and emission in boreal Scots pine
PI: Jaana Bäck

9th March
Beñat Olascoaga: Leaf optical properties and dynamics of photosynthetic activity
PI: Albert Porcar-Castell

2017

15th December
Tanja Paasela: The stilbene biosynthetic pathway and its regulation in Scots pine
PI: Teemu Teeri

15th September
Marja Rantanen: Light and temperature as developmental signals in woodland strawberry and red raspberry
PIs: Timo Hytönen, Paulina Palonen & Paula Elomaa

25th August
Kean-Jin Lim: Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) heartwood formation and wounding stress: A view from the transcriptome
PI: Teemu Teeri

30th June
Pär Davidsson: Oligogalacturonide signalling in plant innate immunity
PI: Tapio Palva

28th April
Mantas Survila: Immune Responses to Pathogen Infection in Arabidopsis
PI: Tapio Palva

21st April
Lauri Lindfors: Low apoplastic water potential in trees - dehydration stress on living cells and embolism in xylem
PI: Teemu Hölttä

21st April
Clara Lizarazo: Diversifying Boreal - Nemoral cropping systems for sustainable protein production
PI: Fred Stoddard

10th February
Juha Kontturi: Type III polyketidesynthases from Gerbera hybrida
PI: Teemu Teeri

2016

18th November
Andres Lõhmus: Helper component-proteinase and coat protein are involved in the molecular processes of Potato virus A translation and replication
PI: Kristiina Mäkinen

17th November
Anu Riikonen: Some ecosystem service aspects of young street tree plantings
PI: Paula Elomaa

4th November
Tommy Chan: Dynamic variations in bark hydraulics – understanding whole tree processes and its linkage to bark hydraulic function and structure
PI: Jaana Bäck

14th October
Hannu Hotti: The killer of Socrates exposed – Coniine in the plant kingdom
PI: Teemu Teeri

23rd September
Lauri Vaahtera: Apoplastic ROS and transcriptional response in plant stress signaling
PI: Mikael Brosché

2nd September
Elli Koskela: Genetic and environmental control of flowering in wild and cultivated strawberries
PIs: Timo Hytönen & Paula Elomaa

17th June
Riccardo Siligato: Hormonal regulation of primary and secondary growth in the root of Arabidopsis thaliana
PI: AP Mähönen

14th June
Jane Besong: Molecular insights into a putative potyvirus RNA encapsidation pathway and potyvirus particles as enzyme nano-carriers
PI: Kristiina Mäkinen

30th May
Sedeer El-Showk: Auxin and cytokinin interactions regulate primary vascular patterning during root development in Arabidopsis thaliana
PI: Ykä Helariutta

22nd April
Hanna Help-Rinta-Rahko: The interaction of auxin and cytokinin signalling regulates primary root procambial patterning, xylem cell fate and differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana
PI: Ykä Helariutta

23rd January
Hany El-Sayed Bashandy: Flavonoid metabolomics in Gerbera hybrida and elucidation of complexity in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway
PI: Teemu Teeri

15th January
Abbot Oghenekaro: Molecular analysis of the interaction between white rot pathogen (Rigidoporus microporus) and rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
PI: Fred Asiegbu

2015

18th December
Niina Idänheimo: The Role of Cysteine-rich Receptor-like Protein Kinases in ROS Signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana
PIs: Michi Wrzaczek & Jaakko Kangasjärvi

11th December
Susanna Keriö: Terpene analysis and transcript profiling of the conifer response to Heterobasidion annosum s.l. infection and Hylobius abietis feeding
PI: Fred Asiegbu

10th December
Juho Aalto: Seasonal and spatial variation of VOC emission from boreal Scots pine forest
PI: Jaana Bäck

27th November
Venla Jokela: Regulation of flowering and canopy structure in timothy (Phleum pratense L.)
PI: Mervi Seppänen

6th November
Hongxin Chen: Heterobasidion annosum pathogenesis: Bioinformatic and functional study of cerato-platanin family proteins
PI: Fred Asiegbu

7th October
Nicolas Detry: In Silico Genomics of Fungal Oxidoreductase Genes
PI: Fred Asiegbu

1st October
Linda Garlant: Ecology and genomics of Dickeya solani, a new soft rot bacterium infecting potatoes
PI: Minna Pirhonen

4th September
Eeva Terhonen: Environmental Impact of Using Phlebiopsis gigantea in Stump Treatment Against Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato and Screening Root Endophytes to Identify Other Novel Control Agents
PI: Fred Asiegbu

15th June
Milton Untiveros Lazaro: Molecular variability, genetic relatedness and a novel open reading frame (pispo) of sweet potato-infecting potyviruses
PI: Jari Valkonen

12th June
Enjun Xu: Interaction between Hormone and Apoplastic ROS Signaling in Regulation of Defense Responses and Cell Death
PI: MIkael Brosché

8th May
Mehmet Keceli: Crosstalk in Plant Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
PI: Tapio Palva

20th March
Martin Broberg: Genetic profiling of the interactions between soft rot Pectobacterium species and plants
PI: Tapio Palva

20th March
Ulla Holopainen: Composition and structure of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grain in relation to end uses
PI: Kurt Fagerstedt