Group Members

Principal Investigator

I am the one who pays the bills and protects the lab members from stress :D

 

Adjunct Professor in Molecular Virology | Academy of Finland Research Fellow 

phone: +358 (0) 50 3149167 | e-mail: giuseppe.balistreri@helsinki.fi

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Program and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS

P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1, room 2313

Research assistant

Emilia started as a master student in our group in 2017 and, after graduating in 2018, help me to build our new lab from scratch. During her thesis work, Emilia used high-content fluorescence imaging and automated image analysis methods, CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis and biochemical approaches to study how blocking a cellular ion transporter inhibits the infection of Respiratory syncytial virus, RSV, the leading cause of viral infant death in the world. Currently, Emma's work focuses on the development of novel in vitro translation systems and on the regulation of protein synthesis in virus infected cells.

phone: +358 (0) 50 3149167 | e-mail: emilia.korhonen@helsinki.fi

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Program and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS

P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1, room 2316

Master student

Ravi joined us from Nepal in March 2018. His master thesis focuses on the regulation of cellular stress responses and protein synthesis in cells infected by different RNA viruses. Using genetically engineered viruses, small-molecule inhibitors and advanced imaging techniques, Ravi is dissecting the molecular events by which viruses take control of the cellular protein synthesis machinery. His goal is to develop new strategies to interfere with this process and block virus infection.

phone: +358 (0) 50 3149167 | e-mail: ravi.oiha@helsinki.fi

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences | Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Program and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS

P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1, room 2316

Interested in playing with cells, viruses and the most powerful microscopes in the world? Come visit us! :)

Marie Bailliot, internship trainee, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France, 2018

Lauri Pulkkinen, master student, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2017

Adewale David Taiwo, co-supervised master student, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2016

Johanna Viiliäinen, co-supervised PhD student, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2014-2016

Alain Ducaud, master student, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2014