Eva-Mari Aro
  • Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Plant Biology, University of Turku, Finland, Finland,
  • Plant science


PhD, University of Turku, Finland, 1975

Current position

Professor, Biochemistry, University of Turku, Finland

Publications (since 2017)

  1. Angeleri, M., Zorina, A., Aro, E. M. and Battchikova, N. (2018). Interplay of SpkG kinase and the Slr0151 protein in the phosphorylation of ferredoxin 5 in Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. FEBS Lett 592(3): 411-421.
  2. Battchikova, N., Muth-Pawlak, D. and Aro, E. M. (2018). Proteomics of cyanobacteria: current horizons. Curr Opin Biotechnol 54: 65-71.
  3. Jokel, M., Johnson, X., Peltier, G., Aro, E. M. and Allahverdiyeva, Y. (2018). Hunting the main player enabling Chlamydomonas reinhardtii growth under fluctuating light. Plant J 94(5): 822-835.
  4. Kosourov, S., Jokel, M., Aro, E.M. and Allahverdiyeva, Y. (2018). New approach for sustained and efficient H2 photoproduction by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Energy and Environmental Science
  5. Li, L., Aro, E.M., and Millar, H. (2018). Mechanisms of photodamage and protein turnover in photoinhibition. Trends in Plant Science
  6. Saar, K.L., Bombelli, P., Lea-Smith, D.J., Call, T., Aro, E.M., Müller, T., Howe, C.J. and Knowles, T.P.J. (2018). Enhancing power density of biophotovoltaics by decoupling storage and power delivery. Nature Energy 3: 75–81
  7. Thiel, K., Mulaku, E., Dandapani, H., Nagy, C., Aro, E. M. and Kallio, P. (2018). Translation efficiency of heterologous proteins is significantly affected by the genetic context of RBS sequences in engineered cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Microb Cell Fact 17(1): 34.
  8. Yodsang, P., Raksajit, W., Aro, E.M., Mäenpää, P. and Incharoensakdi, A. (2018). Factors affecting photobiological hydrogen production in five filamentous cyanobacteria from Thailand. Photosynthetica
  9. Bersanini, L., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Battchikova, N., Heinz, S., Lespinasse, M., Ruohisto, E., Mustila, H., Nickelsen, J., Vass, I. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Dissecting the Photoprotective Mechanism Encoded by the flv4-2 Operon: a Distinct Contribution of Sll0218 in Photosystem II Stabilization. Plant Cell Environ 40(3): 378-389.
  10. Fristedt, R., Trotta, A., Suorsa, M., Nilsson, A.K., Croce, R., Aro, EM., and Lundin, B. (2017). PSB33 sustains photosystem II D1 protein under fluctuating light conditions. J Exp Bot 68: 4281-4293
  11. Georg, J., Kostova, G., Vuorijoki, L., Schon, V., Kadowaki, T., Huokko, T., Baumgartner, D., Muller, M., Klahn, S., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Hihara, Y., Futschik, M. E., Aro, E. M. and Hess, W. R. (2017). Acclimation of Oxygenic Photosynthesis to Iron Starvation Is Controlled by the sRNA IsaR1. Curr Biol 27(10): 1425-1436 e1427.
  12. Giovanardi, M., Poggioli, M., Ferroni, L., Lespinasse, M., Baldisserotto, C., Aro, E.M., and Pancaldi, S. (2017). Higher packing of thylakoid complexes ensures a preserved Photosystem II activity in mixotrophic Neochloris oleoabundans. Algal research 25: 255-265
  13. Gollan, P. J., Lima-Melo, Y., Tiwari, A., Tikkanen, M. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Interaction between photosynthetic electron transport and chloroplast sinks triggers protection and signalling important for plant productivity. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 372(1730).
  14. Huokko, T., Muth-Pawlak, D., Battchikova, N., Allahverdiyeva, Y. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Role of Type 2 NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase NdbC in Redox Regulation of Carbon Allocation in Synechocystis. Plant Physiol 174(3): 1863-1880.
  15. Ilik, P., Pavlovic, A., Kouril, R., Alboresi, A., Morosinotto, T., Allahverdiyeva, Y., Aro, E. M., Yamamoto, H. and Shikanai, T. (2017). Alternative electron transport mediated by flavodiiron proteins is operational in organisms from cyanobacteria up to gymnosperms. New Phytol 214(3): 967-972.
  16. Järvi, S., Rantala, M. and Aro, E.M. (2017). Oxygenic Photosynthesis — Light Reactions within the Frame of Thylakoid Architecture and Evolution. World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  17. Kamarainen, J., Huokko, T., Kreula, S., Jones, P. R., Aro, E. M. and Kallio, P. (2017). Pyridine nucleotide transhydrogenase PntAB is essential for optimal growth and photosynthetic integrity under low-light mixotrophic conditions in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. New Phytol 214(1): 194-204.
  18. Niemi, M. and Aro, E.M. (2017). Koulu-uudistuksen käyntiinpanon unohdetut arkkitehdit. Tieteessä Tapahtuu 35: 9-16
  19. Patrikainen, P., Carbonell, V., Thiel, K., Aro, E. M. and Kallio, P. (2017). Comparison of orthologous cyanobacterial aldehyde deformylating oxygenases in the production of volatile C3-C7 alkanes in engineered E. coli. Metab Eng Commun 5: 9-18.
  20. Ramos-Leon, F., Mariscal, V., Battchikova, N., Aro, E. M. and Flores, E. (2017). Septal protein SepJ from the heterocyst-forming cyanobacterium Anabaena forms multimers and interacts with peptidoglycan. FEBS Open Bio 7(10): 1515-1526.
  21. Rantala, M., Tikkanen, M. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Proteomic characterization of hierarchical megacomplex formation in Arabidopsis thylakoid membrane. Plant J 92(5): 951-962.
  22. Thiel, K., Vuorio, E., Aro, E.M., and Kallio, P.T. (2017). The effect of enhanced acetate influx on Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 metabolism. Microbial Cell Factories 16: 1-12
  23. Tikkanen, M., Rantala, S., Grieco, M. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Comparative analysis of mutant plants impaired in the main regulatory mechanisms of photosynthetic light reactions - From biophysical measurements to molecular mechanisms. Plant Physiol Biochem 112: 290-301.
  24. Vuorijoki, L., Kallio, P. and Aro, E. M. (2017). SRM dataset of the proteome of inactivated iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis regulator SufR in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Data Brief 11: 572-575.
  25. Vuorijoki, L., Tiwari, A., Kallio, P. and Aro, E. M. (2017). Inactivation of iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis regulator SufR in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 induces unique iron-dependent protein-level responses. Biochim Biophys Acta 1861(5 Pt A): 1085-1098.
  26. Wittenberg, G., Jarvi, S., Hojka, M., Toth, S. Z., Meyer, E. H., Aro, E. M., Schottler, M. A. and Bock, R. (2017). Identification and characterization of a stable intermediate in photosystem I assembly in tobacco. Plant J 90(3): 478-490.