Mirko Maksimainen obtained a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Joensuu in 2008 and Ph.D. from the University of Eastern Finland in 2012 under the supervision of Juha Rouvinen. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Eastern Finland between 2013-2015. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in University of Oulu, Finland. He has determinated the crystal structures of Trichoderma reesei (GH35) , Aspergillus oryzae (GH35)  and Bacillus circulans sp. alkalophilus (GH42)  β-galactosidases.
- Maksimainen M, Hakulinen N, Kallio JM, Timoharju T, Turunen O, and Rouvinen J. Crystal structures of Trichoderma reesei β-galactosidase reveal conformational changes in the active site. J Struct Biol. 2011 Apr;174(1):156-63. DOI:10.1016/j.jsb.2010.11.024 |
- Maksimainen MM, Lampio A, Mertanen M, Turunen O, and Rouvinen J. The crystal structure of acidic β-galactosidase from Aspergillus oryzae. Int J Biol Macromol. 2013 Sep;60:109-15. DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2013.05.003 |
- Maksimainen M, Paavilainen S, Hakulinen N, and Rouvinen J. Structural analysis, enzymatic characterization, and catalytic mechanisms of β-galactosidase from Bacillus circulans sp. alkalophilus. FEBS J. 2012 May;279(10):1788-98. DOI:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2012.08555.x |