University lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Docent, group leader, principal investigator in the Viikki Research Groups Organisation in Biosciences. Research activities include wood-decaying fungi, their enzymology, eco-physiology, genomics and transcriptomics.


Doctor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) in biotechnology. Research interests and expertise include molecular biology and bioinformatics related to genomics and transcriptomics in fungi, bacteria and plants. 


Doctor of Philosophy in biotechnology. Research interests include fungal biology and biotechnology, metabolic pathways during fungal bioconversion and bioethanol production. Special expertise on analyzing organic acids and metabolites produced by fungi.


Master of Science, doctoral student of MBDP (Doctoral programme in microbiology and biotechnology). Special expertise and research interests include fungal interactions, enzyme activity assays, metabolites and volatile organic compounds.

Karoliina Laine and Gaëlle Thomas


Dr Mari Mäkinen is a former post-doc in the group, now working at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.