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)
@Olli_Vapalahti

Many unwillingly experience the multitude of mosquitoes in Finland - but which species are they? Our new study of 5… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The major genetic risk factor associated with severe #COVID19, a chromosome 3 genomic cluster, is derived from a Ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Key lessons from South Korea, where the pandemic started the same day as the US wsj.com/articles/lesso…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

1) SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines - I promised a Tweetorial and here we go. This is going to be long and nerdy. But I'll make… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Check out this very cool study from @casanova_lab hot off the press at @ScienceMagazine. It shows that very severe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New Article online now at Cell: A therapeutic non-self-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibody protects from lung pathology in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The narrative of emerging zoonotic virus(es) explained by David Quammen via @NYTOpinion nytimes.com/2020/09/19/opi…

#JustPublished #COVID19: Cases increasing across Europe An increase of COVID-19 cases is observed in EU/EEA/UK fol… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…