Marjaana Suorsa
Docent

Adjunct Professor, Molecular Plant Biology (Department of Biochemistry)
Development Specialist, Research Development (Development Services)

msuorsa@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2269
+358 50 358 5023

Vesilinnantie 5
Turku





Areas of expertise
Photosynthesis; light acclimation; thylakoid membrane; proteomics; research administration; research infrastructures; research integrity

Biography




I conducted my MSc and Phil. Lic. studies at the University of Oulu, Department of Biology / Plant Physiology. Thereafter I moved to Turku, in where I did my PhD studies. I defended my PhD thesis in 2005, and continued as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Turku. In 2015, I moved into research administration, and am now mostly working with research infrastructures and their development.






Research

I have studied photosyntesis, more specifically the dynamics of the proteins and protein complexes in thylakoid membrane. My PhD thesis focused on the assembly of the Photosytem II protein complex in higher plants. After the PhD degree, I have studied regulation of electron transfer routes and cyclic electron transfer as well as several auxiliary proteins and chaperones, such as the DNAJ proteins, which are involved in regulation of photosynthesis. Lately, I have studied the acclimation of the photosynthetic machinery to the fluctuating light conditions. Methodologically, I have specialized in analyzing the dynamics of the thylakoid membrane protein complexes by using native gel electrophoresis.



Teaching



Teaching experience

I have worked as a university teacher for 2009-2010, and again in 2014-2015. My teaching experience includes teaching in plant anatomy, plant biochemistry, biochemistry of photosynthesis, proteomics, plant cell anf tissue culture methods, plants and environment, basics of biochemistry, basics of cell biology and scientific writing. Additionally, I have supervised several MSc thesis and three PhD thesis.




Publications
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In vivo regulation of thylakoid proton motive force in immature leaves (2018)
Photosynthesis Research
Huang W., Suorsa M., Zhang S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Fotosynteesi (2017) Sarvikas Päivi, Suorsa Marjaana, Rintamäki Eevi, Vapaavuori Elina, Aro Eva-Mari, Tyystjärvi Esa
(
D5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary)

PSB33 sustains photosystem II D1 protein under fluctuating light conditions (2017)
Journal of Experimental Botany
Rikard Fristedt, Andrea Trotta, Marjaana Suorsa, Anders K Nilsson, Roberta Croce, Eva-Mari Aro, Björn Lundin
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Tutkimushallinto hyötyy monipuolisesta osaamisesta (2017)
Tieteessä tapahtuu
Keskinen Lauri, Riipinen Mari, Suorsa Marjaana
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Biotalous vaatii biologeilta uskallusta (2016)
Luonnon Tutkija
Suorsa M
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Downregulation of TAP38/PPH1 enables LHCII hyperphosphorylation in Arabidopsis mutant lacking LHCII docking site in PSI (2016)
FEBS Letters
Rantala M, Lehtimaki N, Aro EM, Suorsa M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Flavodiiron proteins act as safety valve for electrons in Physcomitrella patens (2016) Gerotto C, Alboresi A, Meneghesso A, Jokel M, Suorsa M, Aro EM, Morosinotto T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Light acclimation in the lycophyte Selaginella martensii depends on changes in the amount of photosystems and on the flexibility of the light-harvesting complex II antenna association with both photosystems (2016)
New Phytologist
Lorenzo Ferroni, Marjaana Suorsa, Eva-Mari Aro, Costanza Baldisserotto, Simonetta Pancaldi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

PGR5-PGRL1-Dependent Cyclic Electron Transport Modulates Linear Electron Transport Rate in Arabidopsis thaliana (2016)
Molecular Plant
Marjaana Suorsa, Fabio Rossi, Luca Tadini, Mathias Labs, Monica Colombo, Peter Jahns, Martin M. Kater, Dario Leister, Giovanni Finazzi, Eva-Mari Aro, Roberto Barbato, Paolo Pesaresi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Photodamage of iron-sulphur clusters in photosystem I induces non-photochemical energy dissipation (2016)
Nature Plants
Arjun Tiwari, Fikret Mamedov, Michele Grieco, Marjaana Suorsa, Anjana Jajoo, Stenbjörn Styring, Mikko Tikkanen, Eva-Mari Aro
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Photosynthesis Control: An underrated short-term regulatory mechanism essential for plant viability (2016)
Plant Signaling and Behavior
Colombo M, Suorsa M, Rossi F, Ferrari R, Tadini L, Barbato R, Pesaresi P
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Photosystem II Repair and Plant Immunity: Lessons Learned from Arabidopsis Mutant Lacking the THYLAKOID LUMEN PROTEIN 18.3 (2016)
Frontiers in Plant Science
Jarvi S, Isojarvi J, Kangasjarvi S, Salojarvi J, Mamedov F, Suorsa M, Aro EM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Serine and threonine residues of plant STN7 kinase are differentially phosphorylated upon changing light conditions and specifically influence the activity and stability of the kinase (2016)
Plant Journal
Trotta Andrea, Suorsa Marjaana, Rantala Marjaana, Lundin Björn, Aro Eva-Mari
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Low Molecular Weight Protein PsaI Stabilizes the Light-Harvesting Complex II Docking Site of Photosystem I-1 (2016)
Plant Physiology
Plöchinger M, Torabi S, Rantala M, Tikkanen M, Suorsa M, Jensen PE, Aro EM, Meurer J
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Thylakoid-Bound FtsH Proteins Facilitate Proper Biosynthesis of Photosystem I (2016)
Plant Physiology
Sari Järvi, Marjaana Suorsa, Luca Tadini, Aiste Ivanauskaite, Sanna Rantala, Yagut Allahverdiyeva,
Dario Leister, and Eva-Mari Aro

(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Light acclimation involves dynamic re-organization of the pigment-protein megacomplexes in non-appressed thylakoid domains (2015)
Plant Journal
Suorsa M, Rantala M, Mamedov F, Lespinasse M, Trotta A, Grieco M, Vuorio E, Tikkanen M, Jarvi S, Aro EM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Light-harvesting II antenna trimers connect energetically the entire photosynthetic machinery - including both photosystems II and I (2015)
BBA - Bioenergetics
Grieco M, Suorsa M, Jajoo A, Tikkanen M, Aro EM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Photoprotection of photosystems in fluctuating light intensities (2015)
Journal of Experimental Botany
Allahverdiyeva Y, Suorsa M, Tikkanen M, Aro EM
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Photosystem II repair in plant chloroplasts--Regulation, assisting proteins and shared components with photosystem II biogenesis. (2015)
BBA - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Järvi S, Suorsa M, Aro EM
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)


Last updated on 2019-17-07 at 02:21