Anneli Ritala

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Job title: 
Principal Scientist
Eurocaroten role: 
Management Committee
First name: 
Anneli
Last name: 
Ritala-Nurmi
Short research description: 

I am a Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. I´m a long-term (since 1995) VTT staff member having my background in Pharmacy: MSc in 1991, PhD (Pharm.) in 1996 and Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Pharmaceutical biology in 2009 - all at University of Helsinki. My main research topic at Plant Biotechnology team is currently plant molecular farming including both recombinant proteins and secondary metabolites. Recently we have initiated a project for valorization of park and garden waste into valuable compounds. I´m a member of the advisory board on Biotechnology in Finland and belong to the editorial board of Finnish scientific pharmaceutical journal. I have passion for project management and since 2011, I have been an IPMA certified (C level) Project Manager.

Techniques routinely used: 
plant cell cultivation techniques, transformation of plants and plant cell cultures, transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana
Instrumentation/Facilities: 
plant cell culture facilities, molecular biology tools, bioreactors from 150ml to 1200l, extraction and purification facilities, analytical facilities
Country: 
Suomi
City: 
Helsinki
Institution: 
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Department: 
Plant Biotechnology and Metabolomics
Address: 

VTT, P.O.Box 1000, Tietotie 2, FI-02044-VTT, Espoo, Finland

Zip Code: 
02044
Phone: 
+358400838631
Matrix: 
Waste
Sidestreams
Plants
Plant Cell Cultures
Gender: 
Female
WG option 1: 
WG4
WG option 2: 
WG2
Scientific approach: 
Applied
Areas: 
Agro-food
Health
Industrial Biotechnology
Nutrition
Production
Other keywords: 
Applications
Biosynthesis
Engineering
Functional Foods
Industry
Metabolomics
Processing
Safety
STMS hosting: 
Yes
Meetings hosting: 
Yes

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