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Dr. Perttu-Juhani Haimi

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-9585-7968
+370 37 55 52 53 
E-mail: perttu-juhani.haimi@lammc.lt 
Kaunas St. 30, Babtai, LT-54333 Kaunas distr., Lithuania



2011 PhD (Biochemistry), Faculty of Biosciences, University of Helsinki.

2003 Additional studies (2 academic years of Computer Science and 1 academic year of Mathematics), Faculties of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Helsinki.

1997 Master of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences, University of Kuopio.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2011 PhD (Biochemistry), Faculty of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, dissertation topic “Methods and Tools for Mass Spectrometric Lipidome Analysis”.

Research fields

  • Biochemistry
  • Agronomy

Professional experience

Since 2011 Senior Researcher, Institute of Horticulture, LAMMC.

2004–2011 Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry, Helsinki University.

2007–2008 Lector, Helsiniki University.

2000–2004 Scientific programmer-designer of large genetic database, National Public Health Institute of Finland.

1998–1999 Junior Researcher, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry, Helsinki University.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Lithuanian Biochemical Society.

Other activities

  • Biochemistry doctoral committee member.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2017–2021 Research project “Closed plant cultivation system for production of raw materials for peptide nanoengineering applications”.
  • 2017–2021 High level R&D projects (SMART) “UV-A lighting strategies for controlled environment horticulture: upgrade to sustainable, high-value production”.
  • 2017–2020 National Research project (MODELIGHT) “Dynamic light spectrum and intensity modelling and photoresponse in different vegetable morphogenesis stages”, Research Council of Lithuania.
  • 2015–2018 Researcher teams‘ project programme of the Lithuanian Research Council. “Role of lipids in low-temperature adaptation of Apple“ (LIPOBA), leader.
  • 2017 Researcher teams‘ project programme of the Research Council of Lithuania “Involvement of oxidative stress in molecular mechanism of seed response to cold plasma treatment”, investigator.
  • 2016–2018 “Integrated impact of climate and environmental changes to the productivity, biodiversity and sustainability of agro-ecosystems” (KLIMAGRO) Research Council of Lithuania National Research Program “Sustainability of agro, forest and water ecosystems” project, executor.
  • 2017 “Evaluation of proteins of pollen extracted from honey and collected by hand and plant preference by bees", National Paying Agency, executor.
  • 2014–2015 Lithuanian Minstry of Science and Education, research project “Paprastosios pušies bendrijų rūšinė ir genetinė įvairovė bei jų tvarus naudojimas klimato kaitos ir žmogaus poveikio sąlygomis" (Species and genetic diversty of Scots pine communities,TVARIPUSIS), executor.
  • 2013–2015. Researcher teams’ project programme of the Research Council of Lithuania “Diversity, identification and links to cold acclimation of dehydrins of Rosaceae family plants”, Invesdtigator.
  • 2011–2012 Global grant project “Identification of genes involved in regulation of pathogen induced hypersensitive response in Malus sp. plants”.
  • 2009–2010 University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry “Analysis of PLA2 type phospholipases using stable isotopes and mass spectrometry”.
  • 2004–2008 University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry “Development of mass spectrometric methods and software for lipidome analysis”.
  • 2000–2004 Finnish national health institute “Designing a large (2 million measurements) database for genotype data for research use. Scientific programming, including creation of haplotyping software”.
  • 1998–1999 University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine/Biochemistry “Mass spectrometric method development for lipid analysis. Data analysis”.
  • 1995–1996 University of Kuopio, Department of Biochemistry “Plant virus immunodiagnostics, production and purification of antibodies. Plant stress induced protein purification”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Andriūnaitė E., Rugienius R., Tamošiūnė I., Haimi P., Vinskienė J., Baniulis­ D. 2022. Enhanced carbonylation of photosynthetic and glycolytic proteins in antibiotic timentin-treated tobacco in vitro shoot culture. Plants, 11 (12): 1572. IF – 4,658
  2. Gavutis M., Stankevičienė G., Mazėtytė-Godienė A., Jelinskas T., Vinskienė J., Haimi P., Baniulis D., Valiokas 2022. Biochip surfaces containing recombinant cell-binding domains of fibronectin. Coatings, 12 (7): 880. IF – 3,236
  3. Samuolienė G., Viršilė A., Miliauskienė J., Haimi P. J., Laužikė K., Brazaitytė A., Duchovskis P. 2021. The physiological response of lettuce to red and blue light dynamics over different photoperiods. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 2294. IF – 6,627
  4. Viršilė A., Miliauskienė J., Haimi P. J., Laužikė K., Samuolienė G. 2020. The comparison of constant and dynamic red and blue light irradiation effects on red and green leaf lettuce. Agronomy, 10: 1802. IF – 3,417

  5. Tamošiūnė I., Gelvonauskienė D., Haimi P., Mildažienė V., Koga K., Shiratani M., Baniulis D. 2020. Cold plasma treatment of sunflower seeds modulates plant-associated microbiome and stimulates root and lateral organ growth. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 568924. IF – 5,753
  6. Samuolienė G., Viršilė A., Miliauskienė J., Haimi P., Laužikė K., Jankauskienė J., Novičkovas A., Kupčinskienė A., Brazaitytė A. 2020. The photosynthetic performance of red leaf lettuce under UV-A irradiation. Agronomy, 10 (6): 761. IF – 3,417
  7. Balciunaite G., Haimi P. J.,  Mikniene Z., Savickas G., Ragazinskiene O., Juodziukyniene N., Baniulis D., Pangonyte D. 2020. Identification of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench root LysM lectin with nephrotoxic properties. Toxins, 12 (2): 88. IF – 4,546
  8. Baniulis D., Sirgėdienė M., Haimi P., Tamošiūnė I., Danusevičius D. 2020. Constitutive and cold acclimation-regulated protein expression profiles of Scots pine seedlings reveal potential for adaptive capacity of geographically distant populations. Forests, 11 (1): 89. IF – 2,633
  9. Samuolienė G., Viršilė A., Haimi P., Miliauskienė J. 2020. Photoresponse to different lighting strategies during red leaf lettuce growth. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 202: 111726. IF – 6,252
  10. Morkūnaitė‐Haimi Š., Vinskiene J., Stanienė G., Haimi P. 2019. Differential chloroplast proteomics of temperature adaptation in apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) microshoots. Proteomics, 19 (19): 1800142. IF – 3,254
  11. Mildažienė V., Aleknavičiūtė V., Žūkienė R., Paužaitė G., Naučienė Z., Filatova I, Lyushkevich V., Haimi P., Tamošiūnė I., Baniulis D. 2019. Treatment of common sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) seeds with radio-frequency electromagnetic field and cold plasma induces changes in seed phytohormone balance, seedling development and leaf protein expression. Scientific Report, 9: 6437. IF – 3,998
  12. Tamošiūnė I., Stanienė G., Haimi P., Stanys V., Rugienius R., Baniulis D. 2018. Endophytic Bacillus and Pseudomonas spp. modulate apple shoot growth, cellular redox balance, and protein expression under in vitro conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 889IF – 3,677
  13. Morkūnaitė-Haimi Š., Vinskienė J., Stanienė G., Haimi P. 2018. Efficient isolation of chloroplasts from in vitroshoots of Malus and Prunus. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 105 (2): 171–176. IF – 1,020
  14. Haimi P., Vinskiene J., Stepulaitiene I., Baniulis D., Staniene G., Šikšnianienė J. B., Rugienius R. 2017. Patterns of low temperature-induced accumulation of dehydrins in Rosaceae crops — Evidence for post-translational modification in apple. Journal of Plant Physiology, 218: 175–181. IF – 2,833
  15. Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene S., Haimi P., Gelvonauskiene D., Stanys V. 2017. Nuclear proteome analysis of apple cultivar ‘Antonovka’ accessions in response to apple scab (Venturia inaequalis). European Journal of Plant Pathology, 148 (4): 771–784. IF – 1,466
  16. Rugienius R., Šnipaitienė L., Stanienė G., Šikšnianienė J. B., Haimi P., Baniulis D., Frercks B., Pranckietis V., Lukoševičiūtė V., Stanys V. 2016. Cold acclimation efficiency of different Prunus and Fragaria species and cultivars in vitro. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 103 (2): 207–214. IF – 0,644
  17. Haimi P., Sikorskaite-Gudziuniene S., Baniulis D. 2015. Application of multiplexed cysteine-labeled complex protein sample for 2D electrophoretic gel alignment. Proteomics, 15 (11): 1777–1780. IF – 4,079
  18. Rugienius R., Šikšnianienė J. B., Frercks B., Stanienė G., Stepulaitienė I., Haimi P., Stanys V.  2015. Characterization of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) cultivars and hybrid clones using SSR and AFLP markers. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 102 (2): 177–184. IF – 0,579
  19. Haimi P., Hermansson M., Batchu K. C., Virtanen J. A., Somerharju P. 2010. Substrate efflux propensity plays a key role in the specificity of secretory A-type phospholipases. J Biol Chem, 285 (1): 751–760.
  20. Paunio T. , Arajärvi R., Terwilliger J. D., Hiekkalinna T., Haimi P., Partonen T., Lönnqvist J., Peltonen L., Varilo T. 2009. Linkage analysis of schizophrenia controlling for population substructure. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 150B (6): 827–835.
  21. Kakela R. T., Mattila M., Hermansson M., Haimi P., Uphoff A., Paajanen V., Somerharju P., Vornanen M. 2008. Seasonal acclimatization of brain lipidome in a eurythermal fish (Carassius carassius L.) is  mainly determined by temperature. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 294 (5): 1716–1728. 
  22. Rockwood A. L., Haimi P. 2006. Efficient calculation of accurate masses of isotopic peaks. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom, 17 (3): 415–419.
  23. Haimi P., Uphoff A., Hermansson M., Somerharju P.. 2006. Software tools for analysis of mass spectrometric lipidome data. Anal Chem, 78 (24): 8324–8331.
  24. Koivusalo M., Haimi P., Heikinheimo L., Kostiainen R., Somerharju P. 2001. Quantitative determination of phospholipid compositions by ESI-MS: effects of acyl chain length, unsaturation, and lipid concentration on instrument response. J Lipid Res, 42 (4): 663–672.
  25. Kokko H., Lemmetty A., Haimi P., Kärenlampi S. 1996. New host for raspberry bushy dwarf virus: arctic bramble (Rubus arcticus). Eur J Plant Pathol, 102: 713–717.

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Viršilė A., Balaika G., Samuolienė G., Brazaitytė A., Jankauskienė J., Miliauskienė J., Laužikė K., Haimi P. H. 2022. The impacts of lighting parameters on the growth and antioxidant properties of Kalanchoe pinnata in controlled environment. Acta Horticulturae, 1337: 151–156.
  2. Gelvonauskienė D., Stanienė G., Sikorskaitė-Gudžiūnienė S., Stepulaitienė I., Haimi P., Sasnauskas A., Stanys V., Baniulis D. 2014. Naminės obels (Malus x damestica Borkh.) Vm atsparumo obeliniam rauplėgrybiui (Venturia inaequalis (Cooke) Wint.) poižymių in vitro sąlygomis tyrimas. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 33 (1-2): 3–18.
  3. Baniulis D., Gelvonauskienė D., Rugienius R., Sasnauskas A., Stanienė G., Stepulaitienė I., Frercks B., Sikorskaitė S., Lukoševičiūtė V., Mažeikienė I., Šikšnianienė J. B., Morkūnaite-Haimi Š., Haimi P., Bendokas V., Gelvonauskis B., Šikšnianas T., Stanys V.. 2013. Orchard plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology research at the Institute of Horticulture, LRCAF. Sodininkystė ir daržininkystė, 32 (3-4): 21–48.

Monographs, books, textbooks and their sections published by international publishers

  1. Rugienius R., Vinskienė J., Andriūnaitė E., Morkūnaitė-Haimi Š., Haimi P.-J., Graham J. 2022. Genomic design of abiotic stress-resistant berries. In: Ch. Kole (ed.). Genomic Designing for Biotic Stress Resistant Fruit Crops. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p. 197–249.
  2. Haimi P., Chaithanya K., Kainu V., Hermansson M., Somerharju P. 2009. Chapter 16. Instrument-independent software tools for the analysis of MS-MS and LC-MS lipidomics data. in Lipidomics. Eds. Armstrong A. Methods Mol Biol., Humana press.
  3. Uphoff A., Hermansson M., Haimi P., Somerharju P. 2007. Chapter 11. Analysis of complex lipidomes. In: Medical Applications of Mass Spectrometry, Eds. Vekey K., Telekes A., Vertes A., Elsevier.