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1980 …2021

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Research interests

My main responsibility is to advance science and technology in the fields of Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic biology. At VTT this research consists of ~90 people, with expertise in metabolic engineering, protein production, plant biotechnology, metabolomics, enzymology, synthetic biology, and bioprocessing. I have supervised or co-supervised ~25 doctoral theses.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 1 Sep 1987

External positions

Adjunct professor, Aalto University

1 Jan 2016 → …

Co-PI of a Finnish Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research (HYBER), Academy of Finland

20142019

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