Organization profile

Organisation Profile

From ba­sic research on dsRNA vir­uses to RNA-based an­ti­vir­als and crop pro­tect­ants

Our research aims at molecular level understanding of viral replication mechanisms and self-assembly pathways. These functions are critical in viral disease development and important targets for antivirals. The basic molecular virology research carried out in our laboratory has also led to innovations in the field of RNA interference facilitating the development of new antiviral therapeutics and novel crop protection strategies. Read more on our website.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.



Serological and molecular findings during SARS-CoV-2 infection: the first case study in Finland, January to February 2020

Haveri, A., Smura, T., Kuivanen, S., Österlund, P., Hepojoki, J., Ikonen, N., Pitkäpaasi, M., Blomqvist, S., Rönkkö, E., Kantele, A., Strandin, T., Kallio-Kokko, H., Mannonen, L., Lappalainen, M., Broas, M., Jiang, M., Siira, L., Salminen, M., Puumalainen, T., Sane, J. & 3 others, Melin, M., Vapalahti, O. & Savolainen-Kopra, C., 19 Mar 2020, In : Eurosurveillance. 25, 11, p. 16-21 6 p., 2000266.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: 2018-2019 update from the ICTV Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee

Adriaenssens, E. M., Sullivan, M. B., Knezevic, P., van Zyl, L. J., Sarkar, BL., Dutilh, B. E., Alfenas-Zerbini, P., Lobocka, M., Tong, Y., Brister, J. R., Moreno Switt, A. I., Klumpp, J., Aziz, R. K., Barylski, J., Uchiyama, J., Edwards, R. A., Kropinski, A. M., Petty, N. K., Clokie, M. R. C., Kushkina, A. I. & 16 others, Morozova, V. V., Duffy, S., Gillis, A., Rumnieks, J., Kurtböke, İ., Chanishvili, N., Goodridge, L., Wittmann, J., Lavigne, R., Jang, H. B., Prangishvili, D., Enault, F., Turner, D., Poranen, M., Oksanen, H. M. & Krupovic, M., 2020, In : Archives of Virology. 165, 5, p. 1253-1260

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Temperature controlled high-throughput magnetic tweezers show striking difference in activation energies of replicating viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases

Seifert, M., van Nies, P., Stal Papini, F., Arnold, J., Poranen, M., Cameron, C. E., Depken, M. & Dulin, D., 2020, In : Nucleic Acids Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation on virus and virus-like particle applications

Eskelin, K., Poranen, M. & Oksanen, H. M., 2019, In : Microorganisms. 7, 11, 555.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


Poranen, M. & Mäntynen, S. S., Sep 2019, The Online Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. 2 ed. International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), Vol. 10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access


Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation and virus applications

Katri Eskelin (Speaker)
24 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Co-supervisor of PhD thesis / Elina Roininen

Jarkko Hantula (Co-supervisor), Tuula Piri (Co-supervisor), Minna Poranen (Co-supervisor)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

20th International Symposium on Field - and Flow-based Separations (FFF2020)

Katri Eskelin (Attendee)
23 Feb 202027 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Journal of Chromatography. A (Journal)

Katri Eskelin (Reviewer)
20 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Viruses (Journal)

Katri Eskelin (Reviewer)
27 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts


ASM's Best Poster Prize

Mirka Lampi (Recipient), 30 Aug 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Excellence in Master Thesis Supervision Award, 2005

Minna Poranen (Recipient), 23 Feb 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Viikki Biocenter Dissertation Prize, 2000

Minna Poranen (Recipient), 20 Nov 2000

Prize: Prizes and awards