Bilde av Jaakola, Laura
Bilde av Jaakola, Laura
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology laura.jaakola@uit.no +4777644899

Laura Jaakola


Research leader, Climate laboratory

Job description

Professor in Plant Biology


  • Amos Samkumar Rajan Premkumar, Katja Hannele Karppinen, Inger Martinussen, Richard V. Espley, Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Light quality from supplemental light-emitting diodes modulates biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in ripening bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Corine Alexis Faehn, Michael Reichelt, Axel Mithöfer, Timo Hytönen, Jørgen Alexander Barosen Mølmann, Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Acclimation of circadian rhythms in woodland strawberries (Fragaria vesca L.) to Arctic and mid-latitude photoperiods
    BMC Plant Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Richard V. Espley, Laura Jaakola :
    The role of environmental stress in fruit pigmentation
    Plant, Cell and Environment 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mathias Amundsen, Kjersti Aaby, Laura Jaakola, Gesine Schmidt, Inger Martinussen, Anne Linn Hykkerud :
    Effects of geographic origin on anthocyanin profile of wild Norwegian lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.)
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Mathias Amundsen, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Niina Kelanne, Sanni Tuominen, Gesine Schmidt, Oskar Laaksonen et al.:
    Composition of Sugars, Organic Acids, Phenolic Compounds, and Volatile Organic Compounds in Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) at Five Ripening Stages
    Foods 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Joel Abbey, Sherin Jose, David Percival, Laura Jaakola, Samuel K. Asiedu :
    Modulation of defense genes and phenolic compounds in wild blueberry in response to Botrytis cinerea under field conditions
    BMC Plant Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Inger Martinussen, Mathias Amundsen, Aksel Granhus, Antje Gonera, Marius Hauglin, Anne Linn Hykkerud et al.:
    Norwegian wild berries – increased predictability and value creation – the “WildBerries” project
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Mathias Amundsen, Laura Jaakola, Kjersti Aaby, Inger Martinussen, N. Kelanne, S. Tuominen et al.:
    Effect of ripening temperature on the chemical composition of lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) of northern and southern origin
    Food Research International 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Phenolic compounds in Vaccinium spp.: diversity, biosynthesis, and molecular regulation
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Laura Elina Jaakola, Amos Samkumar Rajan Premkumar, Katja Hannele Karppinen, Inger Martinussen :
    Bluer than blue: regulation of delphinidin branch anthocyanins in Vaccinium berries
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Stef Bokhorst, Jarle W. Bjerke, Gareth K. Phoenix, Laura Jaakola, Hanne Mæhre, Hans Tømmervik :
    Sub-arctic mosses and lichens show idiosyncratic responses to combinations of winter heatwaves, freezing and nitrogen deposition
    Physiologia Plantarum : An International Journal for Plant Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Joel Abbey, S Jose, D Percival, Laura Elina Jaakola, Samuel K. Asiedu :
    Molecular responses of wild blueberry phenotypes to Botrytis cinerea infection
    Acta Horticulturae 2023 DOI
  • Thomas Roitsch, Kristiina Himanen, Aakash Chawade, Laura Jaakola, Ajit Nehe, Erik Alexandersson :
    Functional phenomics for improved climate resilience in Nordic agriculture
    Journal of Experimental Botany 21. June 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Amos Samkumar, Katja Karppinen, Binita Dhakal, Inger Martinussen, Laura Jaakola :
    Insights into sugar metabolism during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit development
    Physiologia Plantarum : An International Journal for Plant Biology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andrew P. Dare, Catrin S. Günther, Angus C. Grey, George Guo, Nicholas J. Demarais, Sarah Cordiner et al.:
    Resolving the developmental distribution patterns of polyphenols and related primary metabolites in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit
    Food Chemistry 2022 DOI
  • Priyanka Trivedi, Linards Klavins, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Jorens Kviesis, Didzis Elferts, Inger Martinussen et al.:
    Temperature has a major effect on the cuticular wax composition of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit
    Frontiers in Plant Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Axel Mithöfer, Michael Riemann, Corine Alexis Faehn, Anna Mrazova, Laura Jaakola :
    Plant defense under Arctic light conditions: Can plants withstand invading pests?
    Frontiers in Plant Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Amos Samkumar, Katja Karppinen, Tony K. McGhie, Richard V. Espley, Inger Martinussen, Laura Jaakola :
    Flavonoid biosynthesis is differentially altered in detached and attached ripening bilberries in response to spectral light quality
    Frontiers in Plant Science 22. July 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Declan J. Lafferty, Richard V. Espley, Cecilia H. Deng, Andrew P. Dare, Catrin S. Günther, Laura Jaakola et al.:
    The Coordinated Action of MYB Activators and Repressors Controls Proanthocyanidin and Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Vaccinium
    Frontiers in Plant Science 24. June 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Katja Karppinen, Anna Avetisyan, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Laura Jaakola :
    A dPCR Method for Quantitative Authentication of Wild Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) versus Cultivated American Cranberry (V. macrocarpon)
    Foods 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Declan J. Lafferty, Richard V. Espley, Cecilia H. Deng, Catrin S. Günther, Blue Plunkett, Janice L. Turner et al.:
    Hierarchical regulation of MYBPA1 by anthocyanin- and proanthocyanidin-related MYB proteins is conserved in Vaccinium species
    Journal of Experimental Botany 2022 DOI
  • Anna Avetisyan, Tatevik Aloyan, Amalya Iskandaryan, Margarita Harutyunyan, Laura Jaakola, Andreas Melikyan :
    Distribution of biodiversity of wild beet species (Genus Beta L.) in Armenia under ongoing climate change conditions
    Plants 24. September 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Chen Wu, Cecilia Deng, Elena Hilario, Nick W. Albert, Declan Lafferty, Ella R. P. Grierson et al.:
    A chromosome-scale assembly of the bilberry genome identifies a complex locus controlling berry anthocyanin composition
    Molecular Ecology Resources 2021 DOI
  • Joel A. Abbey, David Percival, Laura Jaakola, Samuel K. Asiedu :
    Potential use of biofungicides and conventional fungicide for the management of Botrytis blossom blight in lowbush blueberries
    Canadian journal of plant pathology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sherin Jose, Joel Abbey, Laura Jaakola, David Percival :
    Elucidation of the molecular responses during the primary infection of wild blueberry phenotypes with Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi under field conditions
    BMC Plant Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Anna Avetisyan, M. Hokhanyan, Kristina Herdt, leidulf Lund, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Laura Jaakola et al.:
    Effect of organic fertilizer on growth of strawberry cultivar ‘Sonata’
    Acta Horticulturae 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Priyanka Trivedi, Nga Nguyen, Linards Klavins, Jorens Kviesis, Esa Heinonen, Janne Remes et al.:
    Analysis of composition, morphology, and biosynthesis of cuticular wax in wild type bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and its glossy mutant
    Food Chemistry 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Katja Karppinen, Declan J. Lafferty, Nick W. Albert, Nelli Mikkola, Tony McGhie, Andrew C. Allan et al.:
    MYBA and MYBPA transcription factors co-regulate anthocyanin biosynthesis in blue-coloured berries
    New Phytologist 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jørgen A Mølmann, Sigridur Dalmannsdottir, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Timo Hytönen, Amos Samkumar, Laura Jaakola :
    Influence of Arctic light conditions on crop production and quality
    Physiologia Plantarum : An International Journal for Plant Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Heikki M. Salo, Nga Nguyen, Emmi Alakärppä, Linards Klavins, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Katja Karppinen et al.:
    Authentication of berries and berry-based food products
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Amos Samkumar, Dan Jones, Katja Karppinen, Andrew P. Dare, Nina Sipari, Richard V. Espley et al.:
    Red and blue light treatments of ripening bilberry fruits reveal differences in signalling through abscisic acid-regulated anthocyanin biosynthesis
    Plant, Cell and Environment 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jussi Suvanto, Katja Karppinen, Kaisu Riihinen, Laura Jaakola, Juha-Pekka Salminen :
    Changes in the Proanthocyanidin Composition and Related Gene Expression in Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) Tissues
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Catrin Sonja Günther, Andrew P. Dare, Tony K. McGhie, Cecilia Deng, Declan J. Lafferty, Blue J. Plunkett et al.:
    Spatiotemporal modulation of flavonoid metabolism in blueberries
    Frontiers in Plant Science 13. May 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sherin Jose, Joel Abbey, Laura Jaakola, David Percival :
    Selection and validation of reliable reference genes for gene expression studies from Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi infected wild blueberry phenotypes
    Scientific Reports 16. July 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Priyanka Trivedi, Nga Nguyen, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Hely Häggman, Inger Martinussen, Laura Jaakola et al.:
    Developmental and Environmental Regulation of Cuticular Wax Biosynthesis in Fleshy Fruits
    Frontiers in Plant Science 11. April 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Erik Alexandersson, Sylvain Poque, Rita Armoniene, Thomas Roitsch, Lars Eklund, Laura Elina Jaakola et al.:
    Plant phenotyping and remote sensing for a sustainable and competitive Nordic agriculture.Fast Track to Vision 2030.
    2023
  • Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Nordic wild berries – factors affecting the composition and the quality
    2023
  • Laura Elina Jaakola, Anna Avetisyan :
    Health beneficial compounds in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.)
    2023
  • Amalya Iskandaryan, Anna Avetisyan, Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Grapes as a raw material for functional food
    2023
  • Anna Avetisyan, Alla Vardanyan, Tatevik Aloyan, Amalya Iskandaryan, Marine Movsesyan, Shushanik Shalunts et al.:
    Berries in Armenia and their potential as functional foods
    2023
  • Katja Hannele Karppinen, Hilary Edema, Muhammad Furqan Ashraf, Laura Elina Jaakola :
    Characterization of endo-1,4-glucanases from softening fruit for enzymatic depolymerization of cellulose
    2023
  • Mathias Amundsen, Laura Elina Jaakola, Kjersti Aaby, Gesine Schmidt, Inger Martinussen, Anne Linn Hykkerud :
    Investigating the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the phytochemical variation of lingonberries (Vaccinium Vitis-idaea L.) in Norway
    2023 FULLTEKST
  • Katja Karppinen, Charlotte Bour, Muhammad Furqan Ashraf, Hilary Edema, Amos Samkumar Rajan Premkumar, Teemu H. Teeri et al.:
    Genome mining for plant cell wall degrading enzymes of plant origin
    2022
  • Amos Samkumar Rajan Premkumar, Katja Karppinen, Inger Martinussen, Laura Jaakola :
    Interplay of sugar and hormone signaling in light-regulated flavonoid biosynthesis in bilberries
    2022
  • Priyanka Trivedi, Linards Klavins, Anne Linn Hykkerud, Jorens Kviesis, Didzis Elferts, Inger Martinussen et al.:
    Effect of climatic factors on the composition of bilberry fruit cuticular wax through a latitudinal gradient
    2022
  • Laura Jaakola, Amos Samkumar Rajan Premkumar, Katja Karppinen, Inger Martinussen :
    Regulation of blueish delphinidin branch anthocyanins in Vaccinium berries
    2022
  • Laura Jaakola, Amos Samkumar, Katja Karppinen, Inger Martinussen :
    Bluer than blue: regulation of delphinidin branch anthocyanins in Vaccinium berries
    2022
  • Anne Linn Hykkerud, Eivind Uleberg, Laura Jaakola, Inger Martinussen :
    Effect of temperature on growth and quality of clones of Vaccinium myrtillus
    2021
  • Anne Linn Hykkerud, Inger Martinussen, Laura Jaakola, Katja Karppinen, Nga Nguyet, Priyanka Trivedi et al.:
    Natural WAX of Arctic Wild Berries
    2019 PROSJEKT
  • Katja Karppinen, Pinja Tegelberg, Nelli Mikkola, Hely Häggman, Laura Jaakola :
    ABA and R2R3 MYB transcription factors control anthocyanin biosynthesis in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit
    2019

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    Research interests

    Wild berries, plant secondary metabolites, flavonoids, regulation of biosynthesis,  environmental effects

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    Teaching

    BIO-3018/8018 Environmental Molecular Genetics

    BIO-2016 Plant physiology


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