COVID-19 seminars continue – Next seminar 8.12. at 12

31.8.2020
The seminars bring together Finnish researchers who are active in COVID-19 research and the general audience who are interested in COVID-19 related research. Check all the dates and keynote speakers on this site.

Welcome to the series of COVID-19 related research seminars at the University of Helsinki!

COVID-19 seminars will be organized once in a month. The seminars will feature two keynote talks (30 min. each). The events are in English.

The seminars will be supported by the Faculty of Medicine and hosted by Professor Olli Vapalahti with co-hosts, Associate Professor Tarja Sironen and Postdoctoral Researcher Ravi Kant. Due to the current ongoing pandemic and recommendations by University of Helsinki, the seminars will be held in remote mode via Zoom.

Zoom-link for seminars: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/65882013425?pwd=a2dBY1V5YjkrcTVDUTQwL3JFQ1pDZz09
Meeting ID: 658 8201 3425
Passcode: 123456
 

Upcoming seminars:

8.12.2020 at 12–13:

Adenovectored COVID-19 vaccine
Kalle Saksela, Professor, University of Helsinki
The Deparment of Virology

Hijacking the host cell molecular highways
Markku Varjosalo, Research Director, University of Helsinki
Research group: Molecular Systems Biology

19.1.2021 at 12–13:

COVID-19 immunity
Ilkka Julkunen
, Professor, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku

Wastewater-based surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
Tarja Pitkänen, Associate Professor (environmental health), University of Helsinki, Chief Specialist, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare 

16.2.2021 at 12–13:

The COVID-19 host genetics initiative: a global effort to identify genetic factors of COVID-19 susceptibility, severity, and outcomes across > 200 studies worldwide
Andrea Ganna, EMBL-group leader at FIMM, University of Helsinki

Coagulation and inflammation - implications in COVID-19
Riitta Lassila, Professor in Coagulation Medicine, University of Helsinki
 

Past seminars:

10.11.2020 

Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 - are they there and for how long?
Jussi Hepojoki
, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Research group: Viral Zoonooses Research Unit

Airborne transmission of viruses: aerosol dispersion in public places by fast assessment
Ville Vuorinen, Assistant Professor, Aalto University

6.10.2020
 

The dogs’ nose knows SARS-CoV-2
Anna Hielm-Björkman, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki
Research group: DogRisk

Low-density neutrophils in COVID-19
Tomas Strandin, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Research group: Viral Zoonooses Research Unit

7.9.2020
 

Watch the recording in Unitube

Open Sesame: how SARS-CoV-2 enters and spreads in human cells
Giuseppe Balistreri, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Research group: Viral Cell Biology 

Genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2
Teemu Smura, Senior Scientist, University of Helsinki
Research group: Viral Zoonooses Research Unit 

More information: 

Ravi Kant, Postdoctoral Reseacher, University of Helsinki
ravi.kant@helsinki.fi