Molecular Biology of Primary Producers (MBPP) is a Center of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Academy of Finland (2014-2019), comprising research groups from the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki.

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CoE director Eva-Mari Aro is a Vice President of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)


The CoE has been instrumental in developing the following centres which promote the bioeconomy in our region:


Nordaqua: A Nordic Centre of Excellence working to unlock the value of Nordic bioresources for service in the blue bioeconomy



SmartBio: The University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turku Science Park working collaboratively to develop a sustainable local bioeconomy

We also have strong links with the following organizations (click to find out more):

Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS)

The International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR)

Bioeconomy Finland

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Molecular Biology of Primary Producers

An Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence