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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Olympics in Vaccination nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Israeli study finds association between ⬇️ #SARSCoV2 antibody titers & infections in #vaccinated healthcare workers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

SARS-CoV2 molepid in Finland, part 2: the variant era and the 3rd wave. Alpha took off like elsewhere, as well as b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Two papers from our team(s) now out as preprints describing molecular epidemiology of SARS-CoV2 in Finland since fi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans thelancet.com/journals/lance…

We should worry about the future "worse" variants that will likely result from uncontrolled spread. But they are… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Premature to open freedom day Champagnes or other sparklings - keep them cool. Europe clamps down amid fears over r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Timing of the lifting of the current restrictions is the most difficult decision of the last 18 months & data is un… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…