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Esa
Tyystjärvi
University Teacher, Molecular Plant Biology
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering
FT, Docent

Contact

+358 29 450 4202
+358 50 438 2766
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 C
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

automatic plant identification
chlorophyll fluorescence
drones
photoinhibition
photosynthesis
photosystem II
plastoquinone
precision agriculture

Biography

Researcher and teacher in University of Turku, departments of Biology and Biochemistry, since 1989.


Teaching

I teach both basic plant biology and biochemistry and advanced courses of plant biology and biophysics.

Research

My basic research focuses on the light reactions of photosynthesis, and photoinhibition of Photosystem II has long been my favorite topic. Recently I have also worked with plastoquinone. I have been active in use and development of various biophysical research methods, including chlorophyll fluorescence and thermoluminescence. In addition to basic research, I have applied research on automatic identification of agricultural plants and weeds with various methods including chlorophyll fluorescence and drone photography. I have also worked on the practical use of algae in wastewater purification.

Publications

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Arabidopsis RCD1 coordinates chloroplast and mitochondrial functions through interaction with ANAC transcription factors (2019)

eLife
Alexey Shapiguzov, Julia P Vainonen, Kerri Hunter, Helena Tossavainen, Arjun Tiwari, Sari Järvi, Maarit Hellman, Fayezeh Aarabi, Saleh Alseekh, Brecht Wybouw, Katrien Van Der Kelen, Lauri Nikkanen, Julia Krasensky-Wrzaczek, Nina Sipari, Markku Keinänen, Esa Tyystjärvi, Eevi Rintamäki, Bert De Rybel, Jarkko Salojärvi, Frank Van Breusegem, Alisdair R Fernie, Mikael Brosché, Perttu Permi, Eva-Mari Aro, Michael Wrzaczek, Jaakko Kangasjärvi
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)