Marko Virta

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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

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Highlighted publications

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Highlighted activities

  1. 79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Marko Virta (Invited speaker)
    23 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Latest prizes

  1. TOYP of Finland Award

    Marko Virta (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Marlene DeLuca –Prize

    Marko Virta (Recipient), 2000

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Antibiotic resistance in Indonesia

    Virta, M.

    01/09/201531/08/2019

    Project: Research project

  2. Antibioottiresistenssin evoluution hallinta

    Virta, M.

    01/01/201531/12/2017

    Project: Research project

  3. Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology (MBDP)

    Virta, M.

    01/01/201431/12/2017

    Project: Research project

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