Hunting emerging pathogens

The multidisclipinary viral zoonoses research unit at University of Helsinki is led by Professor Olli Vapalahti. Our research focuses on emerging and re-emerging infections – particularly viral zoonoses, including arboviruses. We study their evolution, epidemiology, diagnostics, ecology and host-virus interactions from molecular to population level.
Our response for the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus pandemic 2019-2020)
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#JustPublished! Updated Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new #SARSCoV2 variants of concern. Update on 3… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Concerning neutralization results from variants of concern (particularly SA) nature.com/articles/d4158…

Peer-reviewed version of our manuscript "Experimental Reptarenavirus Infection of Boa constrictor and Python regius… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A comprehensive dataset presented in Nature reveals the pathobiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lung and the sp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Last month, two RNA vaccine candidates won emergency approval from regulators in several countries to fight COVID-1… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Apart from causing more infections, new coronavirus variants could cause more reinfections (due to immune evasion a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Most people who catch and recover from COVID-19 are likely to be immune for several months afterwards, a study of m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

1/ Encouraging COVID vaccine data from J&J published today. Solid antibody, CD4 T cell, and CD8 T cell responses--a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…