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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Critical knowledge gaps and research needs related to the environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance

    Larsson, D. G. J., Andremont, A., Bengtsson-Palme, J., Brandt, K. K., Husman, A. M. D. R., Fagerstedt, P., Fick, J., Flach, C-F., Gaze, W. H., Kuroda, M., Kvint, K., Laxminarayan, R., Manaia, C. M., Nielsen, K. M., Plant, L., Ploy, M-C., Segovia, C., Simonet, P., Smalla, K., Snape, J. & 6 othersTopp, E., van Hengel, A. J., Verner-Jeffreys, D. W., Virta, M. P. J., Wellington, E. M. & Wernersson, A-S., Aug 2018, In : Environment International. 117, p. 132-138 7 p.

    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

  6. Large scale analysis of plasmids relationships through gene sharing networks.

    Tamminen, M., Virta, M., Fani, R. & Fondi, M., 2012, In : Molecular Biology and Evolution. 29, 4, p. 1225-1240

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

    Marko Virta (Scientific Committee Chair)
    26 May 201830 May 2019

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

  2. European Environment Agency Expert workshop on antimicrobial resistance and urban waste water treatment

    Marko Virta (Invited speaker)
    2 Oct 20183 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

    Marko Virta (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  4. 4 th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR4)

    Marko Virta (Invited speaker)
    13 Aug 201717 Aug 2017

    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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