About – Board members

Kumpula JFC is a networking group aiming at providing the junior faculty staff with:

  • the opportunity to network with each other;
  • advance their career, within and beyond academia;
  • promote their well-being;
  • foster the connections between the early-career staff and the permanent faculty.


Kumpula JFC Board Members


Heather Jameson – Acting Chair

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at University of Helsinki. My research focuses on biomass relevant enzymes in new-to-nature reactions as part of the Deska Lab biocatalysis group. I received my PhD in New Zealand in Chemistry working with metal-organic frameworks. I also play an active role in the Internationals at University of Helsinki network.

Chen He – Board Member

Xiaoli Liu – Board Member

I received my PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Helsinki and currently I am a postdoc at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki. My research focuses on data analysis, distributed systems, and edge intelligence. I would like to make contribution to boost the careers of early-stage researchers.



Former board members:

  • Xavier Prasanna
  • Olli-Pekka Siira
  • Marina Ferreira
  • Ekaterina Mukoseeva
  • Gianni Vettese
  • Bernhard Reischl
  • William Bower
  • Thiago Brito
  • Hanna Help
  • Venus Keus
  • Ganapati Sahoo
  • Andrea Sand
  • Mirkka Sarparanta
  • Anna Shcherbacheva
  • Chang-Fang Wang
  • Huan Yang
  • Eleanna Asvestari
  • Tatiana Bubba
  • Ashwin Rao
  • Oscar Henriksson