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Frédéric Guillaume has been appointed as the Associate Professor in Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics starting 1st January 2021. Associate professor Guillaume focuses on how ecology influences evolution, and vice versa, in any taxa. 

Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi has been appointed as the Associate Professor in Translational Plant Science starting 1st September 2020. This is a joint-position with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Professor Kangasjärvi will develop research and teaching on translational crop science by combining cutting-edge bioscience with innovative agronomy. She has extensive experience in crop genetics, genomics or other forms of translational crop science. Kangasjärvi's research effort will facilitate breeding more resilient plant species/cultivars of economic value in various future environments, and will provide critical information for practical plant breeding.

Uutisjuttu 17.11.2020 - Th­ri­ving Na­tu­re -hank­keel­le li­sä­vauh­tia uusis­ta pro­fes­so­reis­ta – Esit­te­lys­sä Sai­ja­lii­sa Kan­gas­jär­vi

Roosa Laitinen has been appointed as the Associate Professor in Genomics-based Plant Science starting 1st April 2021. Professor Laitinen will focus on gene and genomes in plant individuals, populations or communities and to eventually clarify differences between species and their adaptation mechanisms in the changing environment.

Tanja Pyhäjärvi has been appointed as the Associate Professor in Forest Genomics and Breeding at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry starting 1st January 2021. At Thriving Nature -project associate professor Pyhäjärvi aims to develop new and efficient breeding methods to increase the resilience and production of forest raw materials in a sustainable manner. Her research also focuses into the population genetic structure of boreal trees and the evolutionary dynamics that have resulted in that structure. Results will be utilized in designing deployment populations, such as seed orchards and mixtures of selected clones, for sustainable forestry.