Theme 1: Infectious diseases in changing environments

The theme focuses on infectious diseases and factors affecting their occurrence, from human behaviour to climate change and changing land use. The project develops, among other things, new monitoring methods, studies cellular interactions between viruses and host species, and investigates the effects of human activity on the adaptation and evolution and spread of microbes.

The theme 1 is headed by Tarja Sironen, Associate Professor in Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.