Taina Lundell


Further information on the affiliationCurrent affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki (since 01/01/2018->)

Curriculum Vitae

Current post: University lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Docent, group leader, principal investigator in the Viikki Research Groups Organisation in Biosciences.

Research activities:  Wood-decaying fungi, their enzymology, eco-physiology, genomics and transcriptomics (Academy projects Ox-Red 2011-14, Fungcolife 2015-19, principal investigator). Partner in international expert community on fungal genome projects and comparative genomics. Ongoing research projects on lignocellulose and waste biomass bioconversions, biofuel production, forest fungal interactions, metabolites and wood decay mechanisms, and fungal lifestyle omics on wood and lignocelluloses. Fungco research group of post-doctoral scientists, doctoral students, undergraduates and trainees.

Teaching expertise: Full-time university teacher (University lecturer in Microbiology) since 2004. Experience in lecturing, laboratory and group teaching, and supervising bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses and studies. Education in university teaching and pedagogy, with special skills in teaching and designing inquiry-based courses and seminars, assessement of learning outcomes, and supervision of writing of academic theses, research reports and essays.


Highlighted publications

  1. Lignin-degrading peroxidases in Polyporales: an evolutionary survey based on 10 sequenced genomes

    Ruiz-Dueñas, F. J., Lundell, T., Floudas, D., Nagy, L. G., Barrasa, J. M., Hibbett, D. S. & Martinez, A. T. 2013 In : Mycologia. 105, 6, p. 1428-1444 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes

    Floudas, D., Binder, M., Riley, R., Berry, K., Blanchette, R. A., Henrissat, B., Martinez, A. T., Otillar, R., Spatafora, J. W., Yadav, J. S., Aerts, A., Benoit, I., Boyd, A., Carlson, A., Copeland, A., Coutinho, P. M., de Vries, R. P., Ferreira, P., Findley, K., Foster, B., Gaskell, J., Glotzer, D., Górecki, P., Heitman, J., Hesse, C., Hori, C., Igarashi, K., Jurgens, J. A., Kallen, N., Kersten, P., Kohler, A., Kües, U., Kumar, T. K. A., Kuo, A., LaButti, K., Larrondo, L. F., Lindquist, E., Ling, A., Lombard, V., Lucas, S., Lundell, T., Martin, R., McLaughlin, D. J., Morgenstern, I., Morin, E., Murat, C., Nagy, L. G., Nolan, M., Ohm, R. A., Patyshakuliyeva, A., Rokas, A., Ruiz-Dueñas, F. J., Sabat, G., Salamov, A., Samejima, M., Schmutz, J., Slot, J. C., St. John, F., Stenlid, J., Sun, H., Sun, S., Syed, K., Tsang, A., Wiebenga, A., Young, D., Pisabarro, A., Eastwood, D. C., Martin, F., Cullen, D., Grigoriev, I. V. & Hibbett, D. S. 2012 In : Science. 336, 6089, p. 1715-1719 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Agaricus bisporus and related Agaricus species on lignocellulose: Production of manganese peroxidase and multicopper oxidases

    Hilden, K., Mäkelä, M., Lankinen, P. & Lundell, T. 2013 In : Fungal Genetics and Biology. 55, p. 32-41 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Puunlahottajat

    Lundell, T. & Mäkelä, M. 2013 Sienten biologia. Timonen, S. & Valkonen, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Latest projects

  1. Fungal degradation and conversion of recyclable lignocelluloses

    Lundell, T. & Mattila, H.


    Project: Research projectDevelopment

  2. Fungcolife: Fungal interactions and life-styles on wood

    Lundell, T., Mali, T., Mattila, H., Shah, F. & Mäkinen, M.


    Project: Research projectCommissioned research

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