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

Case peaks/rises due to B.1.1.7 in Europe - Finland shown gray, but takeover of variant(s) already occurred despite… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

We've been neutralizing antibody-centric with respect to vaccine efficacy. A new study in 20 healthcare workers poi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Investigators report rare but life-threatening sequela of ChAdOx1 nCoV vaccination. Five to 16 days after first inj… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

This report describes rare but life-threatening sequela of vaccination with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. Within 10 days after f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The more we know, the less we know: 6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236 379 survivors of COVID-19:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Six patients previously infected with the original #SARSCoV2 virus received the BNT162b2 vaccine. Before vaccinatio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

“There was clearly a lot of transmission at the market. To me, looking at live-animal markets and animal farming sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The rare clotting associated with AZ vaccine occurs in 1:25000 <65y in Norway, but 'we know how to diagnose and tre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…