Principal investigator: Lasse Ruokolainen

The project concentrates on analysing the role of ecological processes in affecting the interaction between environmental opportunistic pathogens (by these I mean organisms that live freely in the environment, but are able to infect host individuals upon contact) and their hosts. This work combines both theoretical analysis and microcosm experiments.

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Group leader, PI Lasse Ruokolainen
Center of Excellence in Metapopulation Biology
Department of Biosciences
PO Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

Biocenter 3, Room 5611
Phone: +358 2941 57726, +358 50 448 4446
E-mail: lasse ruokolainen@helsinki.fi

Model system for pathogens outside-host and within-host compartments