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Tuomas
Huokko
Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Plant Biology
PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
My main project concentrates to reveal the bioenergetics of photomixotrophy in photosynthetic cells and how it can be applied in biotechnology.

Contact

Tykistökatu 6
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

cyanobacteria
photomixotrophy
photosynthetic and respiratory electron transfer pathways and their regulation

biogenesis and dynamics of thylakoid membranes

Biography

I obtained my MSc degree in Physiology and genetics at the Department of Biology in University of Turku, Finland, in 2012. After this I started my PhD studies in the research group of Academician Eva-Mari Aro at the Department of Biochemistry in University of Turku, Finland, and I graduated with honours in 2018. During my PhD studies I focused on researching the regulation of major bioenergetics pathways in cyanobacteria. From 2018 to 2021 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Luning Liu’s group in University of Liverpool, UK, where I studied biogenesis and dynamics of thylakoid membrane in cyanobacteria. Currently I’m working as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Yagut Allahverdiyeva’s group in University of Turku, Finland where I study the bioenergetics of photomixotrophy and its utilisation in bioproduction.

Publications

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Probing the biogenesis pathway and dynamics of thylakoid membranes (2021)

Nature Communications
Huokko Tuomas, Ni Tao, Dykes Gregory F, Simpson Deborah M, Brownridge Philip, Conradi Fabian D, Beynon Robert J, Nixon Peter J, Mullineaux Conrad W, Zhang Peijun, Liu Lu-Ning
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))