CoE Joint meeting – Siuntio

29th – 30th May 2017

The next joint meeting for the whole CoE team will be at the end of May in Siuntio. More information will be available closer to the date.


Drones in plant species recognition

April 2017

Esa Tyystjärvi's group is working with automatic plant species recognition together with farmers in order to localize Avena fatua from fields using drones.

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SmartBio - New website

3rd April 2017

BioCity Turku Research Programme SmartBio consists of active, multidisciplinary research groups from the University of Turku and from the Åbo Akademi University and the research fields are closely related to sustainable bioeconomy. SmartBio programme has new websites

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PhD defence

31st March 2017

Nageswara Rao Mekala will defend his PhD thesis “Novel insights into regulation of photosynthetic light reactions” on Friday 31st March at 09:00 in Auditorium ARC1 at noon 12:00. His opponent will be Prof. Peter Jahns from Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf.

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Interview - Tekniikka & Talous

30th March 2017

Prof Eva-Mari Aro was interviewed to Tekniikka & Talous magazine about enhancing photosynthetic efficiency: "Parempaa tuottavuutta fotosynteesiin - elektronien harhateitä poistamalla lisää tehoa jopa 50 %". Journalist Raili Leino

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CoE PhD meeting – Helsinki

24th March 2017

Next CoE PhD meeting will be held in Helsinki with special emphasis on bioinformatics.


Title of Academician of Science granted to Prof. Eva-Mari Aro

10th March 2017

Director of the CoE, Academy Professor Eva-Mari Aro has been awarded the honorary title of Academician of Science, the highest honour that can be bestowed on any individual scientist in Finland. Based on nominations made by the Academy of Finland, the President of the Republic of Finland may confer the honorary title of Academician of Science to highly distinguished Finnish scientists and scholars. The title can be held by no more than sixteen people at a time.

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CoE PI meeting - Helsinki

13th February 2017

PI meeting will be held in Helsinki University main buiding at Fabiankatu 33 in auditorium IV (room 2069, 2nd floor), starting at 10:00


From Bio-invention to the Market - Possibilities and Challenges

10th February 2017

Seminar "From Bio-invention to the Market - Possibilities and Challenges" will be organised by Biocity Turku Research Programme "Advanced Bioresources and Smart Bioproducts" in Mauno Conference Centre, BioCity, Turku


CoE Post Doc meeting - Helsinki

27th January 2017

Post Doc meeting will be held in Biocenter3, room 5405, Viikki campus


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