Marko Virta (Finland)
Department of Microbiology
University of Helsinki, Finland
Marko Virta is currently professor of ecotoxicology at University of Helsinki. His research interests include antibiotic resistance in various human impacted environments such as waste waters, agriculture and aquaculture. He has published over 100 articles and supervised 14 PhDs. His recent achievements include co-development of epicPCR, protocol for linking taxa and function without cultivation and Inverse-PCR, protocol for analyzing the genetic environment of antibiotic resistance genes without cultivation.