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  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

19942019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research

I am interested in genomics of microbial antibiotic and metal resistance in various environments, for details, see our research pages

My teaching

I teach different courses on biosciences for the students of University of Helsinki. I am director of Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology

Keywords

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • antibiotic resistance
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • 415 Other agricultural sciences

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

Publications 1994 2019

Antibiotic resistance in European wastewater treatment plants mirrors the pattern of clinical antibiotic resistance prevalence

Parnanen, K. M. M., Narciso-da-Rocha, C., Kneis, D., Berendonk, T. U., Cacace, D., Thi Thuy Do, Elpers, C., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Henriques, I., Jaeger, T., Karkman, A., Luis Martinez, J., Michael, S. G., Michael-Kordatou, I., O'Sullivan, K., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Schwartz, T., Sheng, H., Sorum, H., Stedtfeld, R. D. & 6 othersTiedje, J. M., Varela Della Giustina, S., Walsh, F., Vaz-Moreira, I., Virta, M. & Manaia, C. M., Mar 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 3, 10 p., 9124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Maternal gut and breast milk microbiota affect infant gut antibiotic resistome and mobile genetic elements

Pärnänen, K., Karkman, A., Hultman, J., Lyra, C., Bengtsson-Palme, J., Larsson, D. G. J., Rautava, S., Isolauri, E., Salminen, S., Kumar, H., Satokari, R. & Virta, M., 24 Sep 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 11 p., 3891.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Antibiotic-Resistance Genes in Waste Water

Karkman, A. V., Thuy Do, T., Walsh, F. & Virta, M. P. J., 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 3, p. 49-57

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Influence of Manure Application on the Environmental Resistome under Finnish Agricultural Practice with Restricted Antibiotic Use

Muurinen, J., Stedtfeld, R., Karkman, A., Parnanen, K., Tiedje, J. & Virta, M., 6 Jun 2017, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 51, 11, p. 5989-5999 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Massively parallel sequencing of single cells by epicPCR links functional genes with phylogenetic markers

Spencer, S. J., Tamminen, M. V., Preheim, S. P., Guo, M. T., Briggs, A. W., Brito, I. L., A Weitz, D., Pitkanen, L. K., Vigneault, F., Virta, M. P. J. & Alm, E. J., 2016, In : ISME Journal. 10, 2, p. 427-436 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2001 2019

Antibiotic resistance in Indonesia

Virta, M.

01/09/201531/08/2019

Project: Research project

Bioavailability of metals and xenobiotics

Hynninen, A., Rajasärkkä, J., Virta, M. & Muurinen, J.

01/01/2001 → …

Project: Research project

Antibioottiresistenssin evoluution hallinta

Virta, M.

01/01/201531/12/2017

Project: Research project

Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology (MBDP)

Virta, M.

01/01/201431/12/2017

Project: Research project

Prizes

Marlene DeLuca –Prize

Marko Virta (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prizes and awards

TOYP of Finland Award

Marko Virta (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1996 2019

79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marko Virta (Invited speaker)
23 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

JPI Water Scientific and Technological Board (External organisation)

Marko Virta (Board member)
20192022

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

Marko Virta (Scientific Committee Chair)
26 May 201930 May 2019

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

ARAE 2019 - 8th Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment

Marko Virta (Keynote speaker)
2 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Tieteen päivät 2017

Marko Virta (Speaker: Chair)
12 Jan 2017

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