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 keynote talks. 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
24.5. at 12
Research on SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging viruses at the Zoonosis Science Center (ZSC), Uppsala University, Sweden
Åke Lundkvist, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
SARS-CoV-2: from genotype to phenotype
Dr. Bart Haagmans, Principal Investigator, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
Using sequences and phylodynamic models to understand SARS-CoV-2 introductions and spread
Dr Samantha Lycett, Infection & Immunity Division, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
COVID-19 - the pathologists perspective
Jonas Kantonen, PhD Researcher, University of Helsinki, Pathologist, HUS
Spatiotemporal clustering patterns and sociodemographic determinants of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infections in Helsinki, Finland
Mika Siljander, University Researcher, University of Helsinki
Intranasal clinical candidate drug combination for SARS-CoV-2: Inhibiting cells to stop the virus
Giuseppe Balistreri, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
An intranasally administered cross-neutralizing SH3 domain-derived antibody-mimetic efficiently blocks infection by SARS-CoV-2 and its emerging variants of concern
Anna Mäkelä, Senior Scientist, University of Helsinki
SARS-CoV-2 - a Global One Health Challenge
Tarja Sironen, Associate Professor, University of Helsinki
T cells in the severe COVID-19 - the heros or the villains?
Eliisa Kekäläinen, Docent, University of Helsinki
Covid-19 vaccinations in children and adolescents
Mika Rämet, Professor, Director of Vaccine Research Center, Tampere University
Introduction, evolution, and circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in Finland
Teemu Smura, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki
SARS-CoV-2 immune responses and transmission
Jonas Klingström, Professor, Karolinska Institutet
A mouse model of lethal respiratory dysfunction for SARS-CoV-2 infection
Esther Gan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Development of SARS-CoV-2 clinical laboratory diagnostics
Satu Kurkela, Chief Physician, HUS Diagnostic Center
SARS-CoV-2 variants and vaccine-induced immunity
Laura Kakkola, Docent, University of Turku
Of mice and men? Sure, but don't forget the hamster...
A pathologist's view of some animal models for COVID-19
Anja Kipar, Professor, Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich
COVID modelling: examples of tasks in THL
Simopekka Vänskä, Docent, University of Helsinki, Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
What do we know about the impact of covid-19 vaccines?
Hanna Nohynek, Chief Physician, Unit: Infectious Diseases Control and Vaccines, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
COVID-19 and convalescent plasma: what have we learnt so far?
Heli J. Harvala, Medical Virology Consultant, NHS Blood and Transplant, Adjunct Professor in Molecular Virology, University of Turku
Engineered antibodies to combat COVID-19
Ilona Rissanen, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Substrate-selective protein secretion inhibition as a disease-agnostic strategy also against Covid-19
Ville Paavilainen, Docent, Group Leader, University of Helsinki
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
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
Airborne transmission of viruses: aerosol dispersion in public places by fast assessment
Ville Vuorinen, Assistant Professor, Aalto University