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

Ravi joined us from Nepal in March 2018. His master thesis and research 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

Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1 C, room 2316

Research Assistant

Majharul 'Magic' joined us as a research assistant in December 2018. His task is to develop new image-based, high-throughput assays to monitor protein synthesis in millions of cells at single-cell level. His optimised methods do not require the use of radioactivity, and allow measuring the global state of cellular protein synthesis in different cell lines as well as in primary neurons and acute brain slices. His favourite techniques are high-content imaging and automated image-analysis combined with biochemical approaches.

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

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

Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1 C, room 2316

Laboratory Manager

Tuukka keeps our lab in check. He takes care of our orders, reagents stocks and research materials, maintenance of basic instrumentations, and helps all of us performing our experiments in the most efficient way. We are lucky to have him! :)

phone: +358 (0)504151143 | e-mail: tuukka.erikkila@helsinki.fi

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

Viikinkaari 9, zip 00790, Helsinki, Finland

Biocenter-1 C, room 2403

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

Previous Lab members

 

 

 

Research assistant 2018

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.  Emma's work also focused on the development of novel in vitro translation systems and on the regulation of protein synthesis in virus infected cells.

e-mail: emilia.korhonen@helsinki.fi

  • Liisa De Zanetti, December 2018- February 2019
  • Marie Bailliot, March-April 2018
  • Dominique Zeise, August 2018

 

  • Lauri Pulkkinen, 2017