Alan H. Schulman is and Group Leader at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Adjunct Professor (Docent) in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology at Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland. He serves as the President of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). He holds a PhD and MSc in Cell and Developmental Biology (Yale University, 1986) and B.A.s in Botany and in Art History (Duke University, 1979). His group uses genomics, genetics, physiology, and cell biology to analyze retrotransposon-based genome dynamics, identify and isolate genes for quality, stress and disease resistance, and sustainability, and develop tools for precision breeding.

 

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Schulman
Head of Research
Institute of Biotechnology
Field of science Plant biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Ecology, evolutionary biology

Jaakko Tanskanen is a bioinformaticist with expertise in genome and retrotransposon annotation, gene and genome evolution, and gene expression analyses.

jaakko.tanskanen@helsinki.fi

Wei Chang specializes in plant molecular biology and genomics, with expertise in gene isolation and cloning, editing, and expression analysis.

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Wei
Chang
Postdoctoral researcher
Institute of Biotechnology
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

Marko Jääsekläinen specializes in analysis of the retrotransposon life cycle, with expertise in proteomics, light and electron microscopy, and cell biology.

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Marko
Jääskeläinen
Postdoctoral researcher
Institute of Biotechnology
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology

Maitry Paul is studying the role of retrotransposons in barley responses to abiotic stress.

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Maitry
Paul
Doctoral Researcher
Institute of Biotechnology
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

Laura Vottonen is studying the genetics of the anti-nutrients vicine and convicine in the genus Vicia.

laura.vottonen@helsinki.fi

Ruslan Kalendar has strong interests in the genetic diversity generated by retrotransposons as well as their evolution, and has developed and applied computational and wet-lab analytical methods to study these processes.  

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Annukka Korpijaakko has expertise in genomic and molecular biological methods.

annukka.korpijaakko@luke.fi