Ali Mirazimi received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the Department of Microbiology, Tumour biology and Cell biology at Karolinska Institute. He received a Junior Lecturer position at Karolinska Institute. Since 2002, he has been working as a Molecular Virologist at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, and since 2006 he has been serving as an Associate Professor at Karolinska Institute. Between 2004 and 2010, he was the Head of the BSL-4 Virology Unit at the Centre for Microbiological Preparedness at the Swedish Institute for Infectious disease. Since October 2010, he has been coordinating a large European collaborative research program. His group is interested in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses. The major focus is the role of innate immunity for controlling the viral replication cycle. He is also interested in investigating the virus-host cell interaction and virus biology. His group is also interested in developing the diagnostic tools for detection of BSL-4 agents.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2012