ViPS events in May 2022

Friday 6th, 12 noon
Thesis defence
Lingping Zhu (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry & DPPS)
Polyketide Reductases in Gerbera Hybrida
Opponent: Markku Keinänen, University of Eastern Finland
Custos: Teemu Teeri
Location: Lecture hall B3, Viikki B building, Latokartanonkaari 7-9, and remotely via Unitube

Friday 6th, 12:30-14:00
Wine & Science seminars
Introducing PI projects
Jaana Bäck - Biodiversity Digital Twins
Mari Pihlatie -
Teemu Hölttä - Centre of Excellence in Tree Biology
Jussi Heinonsalo - The formation and dynamics of deep soil organic matter storages (DEEP-SOM)
Location: Lecture room 332, Forest Sciences building, Latokartanonkaari 7-9 and remotely via Zoom

Monday 16th - Tuesday 17th
ViPS Annual Meeting
Location: Hanko

Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd
Fascination of Plants Day 2022
Walking trail and quiz around the Viikki campus

Friday 20th 14:00 -
Fascination of Plants Day 2022
Lab open doors & pizza evening
14:00-16:00 Come and learn about plant crosses, how to analyze qPCR data with the qBase software, and a simple technique for plant DNA isolation using FTA card
16:00 - Join ViPS colleagues in the Coolhead Brewery for a pizza (ViPS pays!) and a beer!
Location: Viikki campus & Coolhead Brewery

Monday 23rd, 13:00
Invited Plant Seminars
Beatriz Fernández Marín, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
“Unimportant” plant ecophysiology: the microscale and the insignificant plants
Host: Albert Porcar-Castell  
Location: Lecture room 1088, Viikki Info Centre, Viikinkaari 11 and remotely via Zoom

Monday 23rd, 14:15
Plant Club
14:15 Ilona Varjus, OEB, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Mitochondrial dysfunction reactions and stress resistance in plants
14:35 Jennifer López Ortiz, Institute of Biotechnology, OEB, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Formation of two lateral meristems from a single cell
Location: Lecture room 1088, Viikki Info Centre, Viikinkaari 11 and remotely via Zoom

Wednesday 25th, 13:15
Joint ViPS/OEB seminar
Enrico Scarpella, University of Alberta, Canada
TBA
Host: Ari-Pekka Mähönen
Location: Seminar room 5405, Biocentre 3, Viikinkaari 1