Juha Helenius is a full professor of agroecology at University of Helsinki. He serves as PI for sustainable food systems research at Ruralia Institute of the University. He affiliates as Program Director of FOOD program to Strategic Research of the Government of Finland, under the Finnish Academy. He is a board member at HELSUS Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. His recent research is about circularity in food systems, distributed food production and processing systems called Agroecological Symbioses (AES), and food systems based on networks of AES.