Wooden clothes and the magnificent catalysts of nature

Vincent Eijsink, (Research project SNS-116: Exploring novel oxidative biocatalysts for tailored wood fibre modification)   Education/job: Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. PhD from Groningen, Netherlands. Age: 55. Hobby: Orienteering.   Learn from nature to meet tomorrow’s challenges Nature solved a lot of challenging problems in the process of evolution. So why…

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Tuija wants freedom to be crazy

Tuija Aronen, coordinator (Centre of Advanced Research in Forest Health and Forest Genetics to Enhance Bioeconomy)   Age: 50. Job: Principal Research Scientist at Luke, Natural Resources Institute Finland, where I work as a leader of ”Forest tree breeding and genetic resources” -team. Location: I live in the countryside, in…

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She is exploiting new natural resources

Kirsi Mikkonen, coordinator (Research project SNS-119: Valorization of wood biorefinery products into novel functional hydrocolloids, WOOD-PRO)   Education/job: University lecturer at the University of Helsinki. MSc and PhD in Food Technology. Docent in Food Materials Science. Age: Soon turning 40. Location: Apartment near Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, Finland. Close…

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Meet the researchers

Who are the participants in the SNS networks? What are they doing and for what reason? We want to present some of the women and men working to make future forestry sustainable and to give humanity new knowledge! Part one: Tuija Aaronen wants freedom to be crazy Part two: Vincent Eijsink and…

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