Our research focuses on innate immune responses, which are the first line of defense against invading pathogens, and factors that are causing variation in these responses. Our main question is how variation in mitochondrial functions affect variation in infection outcomes. Mitochondrial variation can originate from nuclear encoded gene variants that are transported to mitochondria and needed for the various mitochondrial functions, or arising from the small circular genome that is located within the mitochondria (mtDNA).
Tiina S. Salminen
Academy of Finland Research Fellow
tiina.s.salminen [at] tuni.fi
Arvo Ylpön katu 34 33520 Tampere