Zlatka Plavec
  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)




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Description of research and teaching

Teaching in a seminar course MMB-401 Seminar in Evolution of Microbial Pathogens. Course is suitable for Master's level students and it is held in English. It comprises of students giving presentations on the articles of their own choice (within the topic assigned) and setting questions based on their presentations. Students are graded on their presentation skills, choice of material, activity and questions posed. The courses aim is to prepare the students for presenting in conferences in a concise and informative manner.


My research is connected to my doctoral thesis. My main field of interest is structural virology, mainly using cryo-EM and single particle-reconstruction methods for solving viral structures. Current projects are related to SARS-CoV-2 binding to cellular components and Coxsackievirus A9 priming for genome release inside the cell. 

Education information

Bachelor in Biology - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology (2014-2017)

Master's in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology - University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (2017 - 2019)

Doctorate in Structural Biology and Biophysichs - University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Doctoral school of Health, Doctoral programme in Integrative Life Sciences (2020 - )

Education/Academic qualification

Structural virology, MSc / Doctoral student, Structural analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein to Neuropilin-1, University of Helsinki

1 Aug 2020 → …

Fields of Science

  • 11832 Microbiology and virology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.