Jarmo Niemi profile picture
Lecturer, Biochemistry
Docent, Faculty of Science


+358 29 450 4701
+358 50 470 4758
Tykistökatu 6

Areas of expertise

Antibiotic biosynthesis
biology of Streptomyces
protein research


I was born in Pori, Finland in 1958, graduated from the University of Turku in 1983, got my Ph.D degree in 1998, and was appointed to my present position as lecturer in 2005.
I am married and have two children.


I teach several initial level Biochemistry courses at the University of Turku; BKEM5030 Cell and Biomolecules - Theory, BKEM5010 Microbiology - Theory, BKEM5011 Microbiology - Practice and part of BKEM5160 Cell and Energy - Theory and BKEM5161 Cell and Energy - Practice.

I also teach the course BJ01A1060 Basic Biochemistry at the Lappeenranta University of Technology.


I started work with antibiotic biosynthesis in 1985, when I worked for the Finnish pharmaceutical company Leiras, and have continued it since, except for 1995-1998, when I worked in a project concerning high-throughput screening methods for peptide receptor agonists.

My Ph. D. thesis in 1995 was about "Hybrid Anthracycline Antibiotics: Analysis and Application of Rhodomycin Biosynthetic Genes from Streptomyces purpurascens".

My research has concerned the biosynthesis of antibiotics by Streptomyces, its molecular biology, enzymology and structural biology. I continue to participate in the research of the "Antibiotic biosynthesis engineering" group http://abelab.utu.fi/


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