Strategic funding (150 000 €) for novel antiviral products against enteroviruses!

An inter-disciplinary team of experts on virology and mycology in the University of Jyväskylä and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), respectively, won the first price and strategic funding (150 000 €) from LukeLEADS pitching competition for innovative research ideas. With this funding, the team will test and optimize novel antiviral products against enteroviruses, and head for further support for licensing and commercialization.

The team in University of Jyväskylä is led by the University lecturer Varpu Marjomäki. The team in LUKE is led by PhD Riikka Linnakoski

See the review published in Frontiers of Microbiology, 02 October 2018, which has gathered more than 1000 views already: Linnakoski, Reshamwala, Veteli, Cortina-Escribano, Vanhanen, Marjomäki: Antiviral agents from fungi: diversity, mechanisms and potential applications, 2018 Front. Microbiol. 9:2325