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A. Personal data Name: Tyystjärvi, Esa Kustaa, born in Helsinki 2.6.1957 Address: Mestarinkatu 15 as 28, 20810 Turku University Teacher at the Department of Biochemistry/ Molecular Plant Biology, University of Turku Aug. 2010-
Master of Science in biology, University of Turku 1987
Licentiate in Philosophy, University of Turku 1990
Doctor of Philosophy (plant physiology), University of Turku 1993
Topic of doctoral thesis: Photoinhibition of photosynthesis
Currently performing a 10 ECTS course on university pedagogics 2014-2015 Language skills: Finnish (mother tongue), English (fluent), Swedish (skill required to obtain a state post in Finland), German (basic)
C. Previous positions and mobility PhD student/Research fellow (Univ. Turku) Nov 1987-Dec 1995 Junior Research Fellow (Academy of Finland) Aug 1995-Jul 1998 Academy Fellow (Academy of Finland) Aug 1998-Jul 2004 Reader of plant physiology (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Aug 2005 Assistant of plant physiology (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Aug 2004; Jan-Jul 2005 Professor of plant physiology (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Sep 2004-Dec. 2004; Sep. 2005-Jul. 2006 Senior Assistant (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Aug. 2006-Jul. 2007 Senior Scientist (Academy of Finland, Univ. Turku) Aug. 2007-Jul 2008 Assistant (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Aug. 2008-Jul. 2009 Professor of plant physiology (replacing) (Univ. Turku) Aug 2009-Jul 2010
Two months in Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 1997 Two months in University of La Plata, Argentina 2001
D. Professional activities and achievements Editorial work Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific World Journal 2011-2012
Expert and reviewer tasks Regular referee of Plant Physiology, Plant Cell, Trends in Plant Science, BBA-Bioenergetics, Journal of Experimental Botany, Molecular Biology and Evolution, BMC Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Plant & Cell Physiology, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Plant, Cell & Environment, Photosynthesis Research, Planta, Photochemistry and Photobiology, Precision Agriculture, Aquatic Toxicology, Photosynthetica, Physiologia Plantarum, Aquatic Toxicology, Journal of Plant Physiology, Environmental and Experimental Botany.
Regular referee of grant applications submitted to Czech Science Foundation and University of Hasselt.
Reviewer of ESF advanced grants (2011).
Assessments for academic posts Reviewer of docentship Kristiina Himanen (Univ Helsinki) 2011
Public examiner/opponent tasks Dissertation opponent of Christy Huybrechts, (Univ Diepenbeek, Belgium) 2003 Dissertation opponent of Jari Martiskainen (Univ. Jyväskylä) 2011 Dissertation pre-examiner of Albert Porcar-Castell (Univ Helsinki) 2008 Dissertation opponent of Jesús Pascual Vázcuez (Univ Oviedo) 2016 Dissertation opponent of Verdiana Steccanella (Univ Copenhagen) 2016 Dissertation opponent of Manoop Chencheliyan (Univ Tartu) 2017
Adjunct professorship Docent of plant physiology and plant biophysics, University of Turku 1995
Completed theses: Eija Pätsikkä 2002 Mika Keränen 2005 Marius Codrea 2006 Ilona Tuominen 2007 Marja Hakala 2007 Päivi Sarvikas 2010 Susanne Rantamäki 2013
In progress: Dimitar Valev 2012- Suvi Ojanen (in Aalto University) 2012- Heta Mattila 2014- Vesa Havurinne 2015- Pooneh Sotoudehnia 2016- Kaija Porkka 2017-
Positions of trust Treasurer of Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology (SPPS) 1997-2001 Chairman of Election Committee of SPPS 2008- Leader of Workgroup IV in COST action td1102 2011-
Experience of leadership Leader of my own research group 1996- Coordinator of AquaFEED consortium (9 groups in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway) 2012-
Joint efforts and cooperation with industry Bio Refine Tech project in cooperation with pulp, paper, energy and food industry (leader of the subproject of University of Turku) 2012-2014 Further grant applications together with industries 2014-
Participation of organization of conferences Main organizer of Kasvitieteen päivät 2000 Second main organizer of Kasvibiofysiikan Päivä 2006, 2008 Main organizer of Metabolic Innovations and Novel Materials for Biofuels 2015
Administrative assignments Managing Director of my own company (QA-Data Oy) 1990's Representative of Biochemistry in the Teaching Board (koulutusohjelmatyöryhmä) of Biology Dept. 2014-
Public appearances, tutorials, talks A few published Letters to the Editor in Helsingin Sanomat (GM plants, huuhaa medicine) A couple of interviews in radio, TV and press (evolution, transgenic plants, air pollutants, autumn colors)
External research funding Academy of Finland photoinhibition studies, ~5700
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