Petri Susi graduated from the Department of Biology, the University of Turku, Turku, Finland, in 1994. He did his Ph.D. thesis on the characterization of blackcurrant reversion nepovirus at the Department of Plant Production, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. During his graduate studies, he visited Biotechnology and Diagnostics Unit at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (nowadays James Hutton Institute), Dundee, Scotland, in 1996 (with Dr. Lesley Torrance) and Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO), Wageningen, The Netherlands (with Professor Christiaan van der Schoot). He graduated in 1999 and took his first postdoctoral position at Turku Centre for Biotechnology in 2000. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Academy of Finland from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a Staff Member at the Department of Virology, the University of Turku, Finland. Currently, he is a lecturer in microbiology and diagnostics at the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland. He has been organizing scientific meetings including Japan-Finland Biotechnology Symposium in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010, Seili Virus-Cell Interactions Symposia in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009, International Herpesvirus Workshop in 2005, EUROPIC2006, and the International Conference on Cofactors in 2011. He has acted as a peer-reviewer to the Journal of Clinical Virology, Archives of Virology, Journal of Medical Virology, Journal of Visualized Experiments, Infection, Genetics & Evolution, Virology, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Microbiology, Virus Research, Journal of Environmental Management, Bioresource Technology, Journal of General Virology, and Plant Molecular Biology. He holds the honor of Docent/Adjunct Professorship in molecular virology at the University of Turku and in plant cell biology and biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. His current research interests include entero- and parechovirus tropism, pathogenesis, and virus diagnostics. He has been an expert in UTUlab Virus Diagnostic Unit from 2006 to 2012.
Biography Updated on 18 June 2012