• Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Reasearch Programme (OEB)

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3385-972X. University Lecturer in Physiological Plant Ecology, Principal Investigator, Sensory and Physiological Ecology of Plants Research group (University of Helsinki), Docent in Plant Physiological Ecology (University of Eastern Finland), Information Officer (UV4Plants International Scientific Association), Editor-in-Chief (UV4Plants Bulletin). Ingeniero Agrónomo, especialidad Fitotecnia (Universidad de Buenos Aires), MSc en Producción Vegetal (Universidad de Buenos Aires), PhD in Science (University of Edinburgh). Teaching: Sensory and physiological ecology of plants, Ecosystems ecology, Statistics and design of experiments, Plant Photobiology.

Projects

Sensory and physiological ecology of plants. Bridge the gap between laboratory-based research and field applications.

Markku Kanninen

Professor, Work Package Leader

  • Institution Viikki Tropical Resources Institute/University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Forest Sciences

Jarkko Niemi

Research Professor

  • Institution Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

I am a research professor at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). I have a PhD in production economics and farm management and a title of Docent in Agricultural Economics at the University of Helsinki. My research mainly focuses on the following topics: economics of animal health and welfare; bio-economic modelling of animal production management, animal disease outbreaks and interventions to reduce different types of animal health disorders; adaptation of agriculture to climate change; food safety management; edible insects; competitiveness of animal-based supply chains. I have worked in several national and international projects such as EU-funded projects PROHEALTH, LEAP4FNNSA and ProIntensAfrica, NEAT Erasmus network, GroupHouseNet Cost action, and FoodAfrica research for development programme.

Projects

Improving Food Security in West and East Africa (FoodAfrica I & II)

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Microbiology

Dr. Marko Virta is the Director of the Doctoral Programme on Microbiology and Biotechnology at University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include antibiotic resistance in various human impacted environments such as waste waters, agriculture and aquaculture. Dr. Virta’s website: http://www.helsinki.fi/molecular-environmental-biosciences

Projects

Antibiotic resistance in Indonesia

Occurrence, Sources and Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in West Africa – Following the flow of AMR genes between humans, animals and environment