Jaana Vuosku started as a post doc in FOREVER project. She brings much needed expertese in plant physiology and conifer seed development into group. Currently busy tending Scots pine babies in the growth chamber.
R'Life project FOREVER got funded by Academy of Finland.
Robert Kesälahti received his MSc. degree and is staying with us to heading towards a PhD on gene expression patterns in pines. Well done, Robert!
Alina Niskanen started as a postdoc in our group 1.1.2020.
Really nice collaborative work with Professor Savolainen and Sonja Kujala will be part of Special Issue in Evolutionary Application on Genomics of Non-Model Forest Trees.
The scientific work of GenTree project comes together in an interdisciplinary way to ultimately make our forests resilient. The project explained as videos
Tanja's blog post about our reseach (in Finnish)
As a part of Academy Research Fellowship, Tanja will spend the semester 2018-2019 at Yaniv Brandvain lab at University of Minnesota
Dario Ojeda, my favourite post doc ever, has landed a new job at NIBIO, Norway. Congratulations NIBIO!
A small blog post about common garden experiments in GenTree website
Congratulations to our brand new MSc, Emmi Aikio!
Emmi Aikio has returned from a well deserved maternity leave to finnish her Master's thesis on genetic variation in marginal northern Scots pine populations. Robert Kesälahti is starting his Master's Thesis to work on evolutionary aspects of Scots pine gene expression data. Robert did a great job taking care of our common garden field experiment last summer. Good to have folk with young knees aboard ;)
A collaborative project B4EST, that our lab is part of, has been selected for funding by European Comission.
A new PhD student, Sandra Cervantes will start working in Evolutionary and Statistical Genomics January 1st 2018. Welcome Sandra!