Group members

GROUP LEADER

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Anna Kärkönen (now: Happonen)
PhD, Docent

Senior Scientist, Luke

Tel. +358 29 532 6293
E-mail anna.happonen (at) luke.fi

Visiting scientist in Dept of Agricultural Sciences, Univ. of Helsinki (anna.happonen (at) helsinki.fi)

Current members

  • Enni Väisänen, PhD student (in Univ. of Helsinki; co-supervised with Prof. Kurt Fagerstedt)
  • Santeri Kankaanpää, PhD student (in Luke)
  • Kaija Porkka, PhD student (in Luke)

group_pictures_00007_JIN_edited– Photo: Kean-Jin Lim

Former:

  • Anirban Bhar, post doc (in Luke and Univ. of Helsinki)
  • Adrien Gauthier, post doc
  • Kaloian Nickolov, post doc
  • Tanja Paasela, post doc (in Luke and Univ. of Helsinki)
  • Junko Takahashi-Schmidt, post-doc in a collaboration project
  • Teresa Laitinen, PhD student
  • Gwe Gilbert Chenyi, PhD student
  • Kaija Porkka, MSc student, research assistant
  • Heli Malmberg, researcher
  • Anne Leinonen
  • Eliisa Oja

Former undergraduate/trainee students:

  • Evgenia Dikareva, Sami Holmström, Md. Sharif Iqbal, Luis Alexis Jiménez Barboza, Svetlana Kauppanen, Ville Koistinen, Panu Korhonen, Ana Sofia Oliveira, Eemeli Piesala, Sadette Salonvaara, Ana Raquel Silva de Carvalho, Ilari Sundberg, Sonja Viljamaa, Lei Zhao

Visiting PhD students:

  • Nicola Giummarella, from KTH, Stockholm (2016, 3 days)
  • Romina Martinez Rubio, from University of Leon (2016, 3 months; 2017, 2 months)
  • Claudia Meisrimler, from University of Hamburg (2009, 4 weeks)
  • David Hopff, from University of Hamburg (2007, 5 weeks)

Present collaborators:

Spruce:

  • Prof. Wout Boerjan and Dr. Kris Morreel, Univ. of Gent/VIB
  • Prof. Kurt Fagerstedt and Dr. Olga Blokhina, Univ. of Helsinki
  • Prof. Kazuyuki Kuchitsu and Dr. Kenji Hashimoto, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan
  • Dr. Martin Lawoko, KTH, Sweden
  • Prof. Emma Master, Univ. of Toronto / Aalto University
  • Prof. Teemu H. Teeri, Univ. of Helsinki
  • Prof. Maija Tenkanen, Univ. of Helsinki
  • Prof. Gunnar Wingsle, UPSC, Sweden

Timothy and carrot:

  • Prof. Perttu Virkajärvi, Luke
  • Dr. Pekka Saranpää, Luke
  • Prof. Christine Foyer, Univ. of Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

CONTACT

We encourage motivated undergraduate students (MSc and BSc students) that are interested in plant cell wall biosynthesis to contact us. There are several suitable subjects for the thesis work available.

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