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Dr. Kaisa Nieminen

So far our post-doc of Northern-most origin, from woody Finland. No wonder she's fascinated by secondary growth!


- EMBO fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2011

- Finish Academy of Sciences fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2009

Scientific publications

From our lab

10. Laura Ragni, Kaisa Nieminen, David Pacheco-Villalobos, Richard Sibout, Claus Schwechheimer and Christian S. Hardtke (2011): A direct stimulatory role of mobile gibberellin in Arabidopsis hypocotyl xylem expansion. The Plant Cell, Vol. 23: pp. 1322-1336.

9. Christian S. Hardtke and Kaisa Nieminen (2011): Advances in identifying and exploiting natural genetic variation. Plant biotechnology and agriculture: Prospects for the 21st century, pp. 195-205.

From previous labs

8. Ursache R, Nieminen K, Helariutta Y (2012): Genetic and hormonal regulation of cambial development. Physiol Plant.

7. Nieminen K, Robischon M, Immanen J, Helariutta Y (2012): Towards optimizing wood development in bioenergy trees. New Phytol., Vol. 194: pp. 46-53.

6. Borrega M, Nieminen K, Sixta H (2011): Degradation kinetics of the main carbohydrates in birch wood during hot water extraction in a batch reactor at elevated temperatures. Bioresour Technol., Vol. 102: pp. 10724-32.

5.  Elo A, Immanen J, Nieminen K, Helariutta Y (2009): Stem cell function during plant vascular development. Semin Cell Dev Biol., Vol. 20: pp. 1097-1106. 

4. Nieminen K, Immanen J, Laxell M, Kauppinen L, Tarkowski P, Dolezal K, Tähtiharju S, Elo A, Decourteix M, Ljung K, Bhalerao R, Keinonen K, Albert VA, Helariutta Y (2008): Cytokinin signaling regulates cambial development in poplar. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., Vol. 105: pp. 20032-20037. 

3. Tuskan GA, Difazio S, Jansson S, Bohlmann J, Grigoriev I, Hellsten U, Putnam N, Ralph S, Rombauts S, Salamov A, Schein J, Sterck L, Aerts A, Bhalerao RR, Bhalerao RP, Blaudez D, Boerjan W, Brun A, Brunner A, Busov V, Campbell M, Carlson J, Chalot M, Chapman J, Chen GL, Cooper D, Coutinho PM, Couturier J, Covert S, Cronk Q, Cunningham R, Davis J, Degroeve S, Déjardin A, Depamphilis C, Detter J, Dirks B, Dubchak I, Duplessis S, Ehlting J, Ellis B, Gendler K, Goodstein D, Gribskov M, Grimwood J, Groover A, Gunter L, Hamberger B, Heinze B, Helariutta Y, Henrissat B, Holligan D, Holt R, Huang W, Islam-Faridi N, Jones S, Jones-Rhoades M, Jorgensen R, Joshi C, Kangasjärvi J, Karlsson J, Kelleher C, Kirkpatrick R, Kirst M, Kohler A, Kalluri U, Larimer F, Leebens-Mack J, Leplé JC, Locascio P, Lou Y, Lucas S, Martin F, Montanini B, Napoli C, Nelson DR, Nelson C, Nieminen K, Nilsson O, Pereda V, Peter G, Philippe R, Pilate G, Poliakov A, Razumovskaya J, Richardson P, Rinaldi C, Ritland K, Rouzé P, Ryaboy D, Schmutz J, Schrader J, Segerman B, Shin H, Siddiqui A, Sterky F, Terry A, Tsai CJ, Uberbacher E, Unneberg P, Vahala J, Wall K, Wessler S, Yang G, Yin T, Douglas C, Marra M, Sandberg G, Van de Peer Y, Rokhsar D (2006): The genome of black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray). Science, Vol. 313: pp. 1596-604.

2. Mähönen AP, Bishopp A, Higuchi M, Nieminen KM, Kinoshita K, Törmäkangas K, Ikeda Y, Oka A, Kakimoto T, Helariutta Y (2006): Cytokinin signaling and its inhibitor AHP6 regulate cell fate during vascular development. Science, Vol. 311: pp. 94-98.

1. Nieminen KM, Kauppinen L, Helariutta Y (2004): A weed for wood? Arabidopsis as a genetic model for xylem development. Plant Physiol., Vol. 135: pp. 653-659.


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