Group Members

Mitochondrial biology research group

 

Dr. Steffi Goffart

Steffi is interested in the different replication and maintenance mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA in mammalian cells.

Dr. Jaakko, Pohjoismäki

Jaakko is interested in the mechanisms of mtDNA recombination and its occurrence in various non-model animals.

MSc Anu Hangas

Anu investigates the role of Topoisomerase 2 isoforms and recombiation for mitochondrial DNA maintenance.

MSc Elena Herbers

Elena studies tissue-specific mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance.

MSc Nina Kekälainen

Nina studies the function of Topoisomerase 3alpha in mitochondria and the influence of cell physiology on mtDNA replication.

MSc Rubén Torregrosa-Muñumer

Rubén is interested in mtDNA replication under stress conditions and different mitochondrial proteins involved in the response.

Present and past MSc and BSc students:

  • Pekka O´dell (BSc)
  • Maija Toppila (MSc)
  • Jukka Reväsmäki (MSc)
  • Juha Haikonen (MSc)
  • Jesse Kamila (MSc)
  • Obaidur Rahman (MSc)
  • Petra Tikkanen (MSc)
  • Kauko J. Aho (MSc)