Former group members

Supervised thesis


  • Kanoktip Puttaraksa. Pathogenic mechanisms of how human parvovirus breaks self-tolerance.
  • Leena Meriläinen: Characterization and immunological aspects of Borrelia burgdorferi pleomorphic round bodies.
  • Dr. Jarupat Sungpanich. Co-supervisor. Synthesis of Fluorescent Seilica Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles via Chemical Route and Their Applications.
  • Dr. Liping Wang, Physicist, post-doctoral fellow for the Schwartz Foundation Project that identified pleomorphic variants of Borrelia burgdoferi.
  • Dr. Violetta Kivovich, PENN STATE University, College of Medicine.
  • M.Sc. Kunal Garg: Multiplexed ultra-sensitive plasmonic assay for detecting tick-borne diseases. Completed 2015.
  • M.Sc. Kati Karvonen: Induction of T cell subset with human parvovirus B19 NS1. Completed 2015.
  • M.Sc. Heidi Pirttinen: Role of NS1 induced apoptotic bodies in the development of auto-nuclear antibodies. Completed 2015.
  • M.Sc. Hanna Luostarinen: Structure / Function relationship in Human Parvovirus B19 nonstructural protein. Completed 2015
  • M.Sc. Heini Brander: T cell subset typing in a Borrelia infection. Completed 2015
  • M.Sc. Anni Herranen: Unraveling pleomorphic forms of Borrelia. Completed 2014
  • M.Sc. Sanna Rauhamäki: Mechanism of Human Parvovirus B19 involvement in Chronic Diseases. Completed 2014
  • M.Sc. Artemis Filippou: Novel Elisa kit for Human Parvovirus B19. Completed Sept 2013.
  • M.Sc. Hannele Eronen: Ca+ Influence in Parvoviral Infections. Completed October 2009.
  • M.Sc. Susanna Villikka: Titering of Baculovirus by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Completed June 2008.
  • M.Sc. Wesley Smith: Characterization and production of Human B19 fluorescent virus-like particles. Completed June 2008.
  • M.Sc. Hanna Leena Putkinen: Molecular biological methods used for the development of Canine Parvovirus virus-like particles. September 2006.
  • B.Sc. Katja Summula: 2015 Microbial Involvement in Autoimmunity
  • B.Sc. Marjut Paljakka: 2011 microRNAs in Human Diseases and Future Therapy Methods
  • B.Sc. Terhi  Ahvenainen: 2010 Solukuolema: mekanismit ja pathogeneesi
  • B.Sc. Sanna Rauhamaki: 2010 Autoantibody Involvement in Human Disease

Erasmus Alumni

  • Geraldine Spencer (Ireland)
  • Mark Mellet (Ireland)
  • Lucy Donaldson (Ireland)
  • Claire Cummingham (Ireland)
  • Maja Medojevic (Poland)
  • Marta Markiewic (Poland)
  • Artemis Filippou (BSc, Greece)
  • Eoin Wallace (Ireland)
  • Stephen Hanevy (Ireland)
  • Elaine Shaw (Ireland)
  • Aoife Fahy (Ireland)
  • Dace Bertule (Latvia)
  • Kristine Osina (Latvia)
  • Adel Harvey (Ireland)
  • Cathal Folan (Ireland).