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

Since their recognition in the UK, South Africa and Brazil in Dec 2020 and Jan 2021, the variant of concern lineage… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Summary of severity estimates for B.1.1.7 👇 Important to distinguish whether we're talking about risk of death/ICU/… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

I wrote about the variants @nytopinion today, concluding: "The science of virus variants and evidence from our vacc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Today FDA and @CDCgov issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 vaccine. We are recommending a pa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A new study @TheLancetPH today questions the higher B.1.1.7 lethality in a small sample of hospitalized patients wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Join 13.4.2021 at 12.00 #covid19hyseminar! Two keynote talks by @HNohynek and Heli J. Harvala. Find the Zoom link:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Like everything in this pandemic the science around the rare clotting disorder seen in AstraZeneca vaccinees has mo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Stunning summary of the last year of living with covid. https://t.co/KZ5kaNX9Ks