ViPS events in March 2021

Friday 12th, 14:00-16:00
Wine Science Seminars go flying: a mini symposium on drones in plant and forest sciences
Drones are now ubiquitous in the environmental sciences. But what can they tell us about plants and forests?  I have brought together a panel of upcoming researchers associated with plant and forest sciences at Viikki to talk about how they use drones in their research and teaching. Short individual talks are rounded off with a panel discussion with talking points taken from a live Zoom Q&A. 
Program:
Dr. Jon Atherton, OPL/Forest Sciences/INAR, University of Helsinki
Why drones are here to stay: the scale niche
Vicent Agustí Ribas Costa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) / University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Forestry Department, Optic Photosynthesis Laboratory
UAS-based spherical (360) photography: description of the forest canopy from the inside out
Dr . Samuli Junttila, University of Eastern Finland
Drones in teaching and tree health monitoring
Dr. Pavel Alekseychik, LUKE
New approaches to UAS thermal imaging in boreal ecosystems
Mikael Änäkkälä, AGFOREE, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki
The effect of different conditions on multispectral images taken with a drone
Panel discussion and Q&A.
Location: Remotely via Zoom

Wednesday 17th, 13:00
Invited Plant Seminar
Stefan Martens, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Colourful cell factories for production of anthocyanins for health and food applications
Host: Teemu Teeri
Location: Remotely via Zoom

Wednesday 17th, 14:15
Plant Club
14:15 Lingping Zhu, Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry
Two polyketide reductases recruited from the ancient sporopollenin biosynthesis to defense-related parasorboside biosynthesis in Gerbera hybrida
14:35 Lingling Ye, OEB, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences & Institute of Biotechnology
Cytokinins initiate secondary growth in Arabidopsis roots through a set of LBD genes
Location: Remotely via Zoom