Dissertation: Tuomo Kiiskinen
Opponent: professor Valeriya Lyssenko, University of Bergen
HiLIFE webinar / Viikki Monday Seminar: Toni Lyn Morelli
Toni Lyn Morelli is a world-leading Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey, based at the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. In her work she has taken a truly transformative approach in developing theory, how we conduct science, and how we can maximize its impact for society. Her efforts in improving science for all have been recognized by national and faculty awards including a USGS Star award, and the University of Massachusetts’s inaugural award for improving equity and inclusion. Toni Lyn has an academic history of extensive travel, including field work in Kenya, Madagascar, and the Congo where she was a US Forest Service Central Africa Technical Advisor before moving to the University of Massachusetts, where she leads a large, diverse lab of students and postdoctoral fellows. Toni Lyn uses geospatial analysis, species distribution modeling, occupancy modeling, and population and landscape genetics techniques to facilitate natural resource management and habitat and species conservation in the face of climate and land use change. Her current work focuses on the impacts of global change, especially on winter-adapted systems, in addition to continuing her research in East Africa.
We welcome everyone for glögi/coffee with Dr. Morelli at Viikki Biocenter 3 5th floor coffee room after the seminar. If you wish to have a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Morelli, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment!
PhD students (and postdocs) will also have the opportunity to learn more about Toni Lyn’s fascinating science and career over HiLife student lunch in Kartano on the following day, Tuesday 21st at 12. Please confirm your participation with Katja (email@example.com) by November 20th the latest.
Toni Lyn will be happy to discuss e.g. climate adaptation, species resilience, translational ecology or scientific lab meeting practices. For more information on her earlier work, including with lemurs, follow this link for a comic on her research!
Welcome to this exciting seminar!
Morelli, T.L., C.J. Brown-Lima, J.M. Allen, E.M. Beaury*, E.J. Fusco, A. Barker-Plotkin, B.B. Laginhas*, B. Quirion, B. Griffin, B. McLaughlin, L. Munro, N. Olmstead, J. Richburg, & B.A. Bradley. 2021. Translational Invasion Ecology: Bridging research and practice to address one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. Biological Invasions 23: 3323-3335.
Morelli, T.L., et al. 2020. Biodiversity Change in the Slow Lane: Advances in Refugia Thinking. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 18(5): 228-234.
Morelli, T.L./Wallingford, P.D.*, et al. 2020. Adjusting the lens of invasion biology to focus on the impacts of climate-driven range shifts. Nature Climate Change 10:398-405.
Sirén, A.P.K.* & T.L. Morelli. 2020. Interactive range-limit theory (iRLT): a theoretical extension for predicting range shifts. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 940-954.
Golden, N.*, K. Devarajan*, C. Balantic, J. Drake*, M.T. Hallworth & T.L. Morelli. 2021. Ten Simple Rules for Productive Lab Meetings. PLOS Computational Biology 17(5): e1008953.
University of Helsinki students please note: If you wish to obtain credits (DPBM, ILS) from this webinar series, please name yourself in Zoom with first name + last name.
Stem Cell Seminar
Satu Kuure, Journey to developmental biology: stem cell biology meets disease modeling
Vladislav Iaroshenko, Regulation of ureteric bud tip progenitor status and morphology during kidney development
Tomáš Zárybnický, Exploring RNA transport in development and function in hESC-derived spinal motor neurons
Kari Vaahtomeri, Inam Liaqat, Cell migration guidance in lymphatic system
Coffee is served at 8:30
Stem Cell Seminars is a Viikki-Meilahti Cross-Campus seminar series that has been running 4 times/year since 2014.
Organized by Pekka Katajisto, Timo Otonkoski and Emilia Kuuluvainen, Centre of Excellence in Stem Cell Metabolism