Tanja Strand

postdoktor vid Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi, Infektionsbiologi, antimikrobiell resistens och immunologi; Åke Lundkvist

Husargatan 3
752 37 UPPSALA
Box 582
751 23 UPPSALA

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I’m working multidisciplinary at the Zoonosis Science Center to find new ways of preventing infectious disease. The common theme for my research interest is zoonotic pathogens transmissible from wild animals to humans. Currently I’m focusing on rodent-borne viruses and bacteria like hanta viruses and Leptospira but also vector-borne microorganisms such as West Nile virus.

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I’m holding a post doc position in Infection Biology and I’m the coordinator of the Zoonotic Laboratory at the Zoonosis Science Center, headed by Åke Lundkvist and Björn Olsen. I did my first post doc in Virology at the Public Health Agency of Sweden where I learned to work in a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory.

During my PhD studies I was the first to start to characterise the Major Histocompatibility Complex in the Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and I revealed how MHC genetic diversity and population structure is affected by declining population sizes. Now I’m also interested in how population structure shapes disease transmission. In a present study, I’m taking advantage of my expertise in ecology by studying virus ecology, or more precisely, how the fitness of the Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) is affected by a flavivirus infection.

I’m involved in the One Health Sweden network were we build bridges between disciplines in the combat against zoonotic diseases and antibiotic resistance. We also inform and teach the community, within and outside science, about the One Health mission. An example of my work for the One Health concept is my position as a Managing Editor for the Journal “Infection Ecology and Epidemiology – The One Health Journal”. The Zoonotic Laboratory at the Zoonosis Science Center that we started up 2014 is a true One Health lab. Virologists, bacteriologist, veterinarians, medical doctors, infections biologists, molecular biologists, ecologists, medical entomologists, a lonesome civil engineer and sometimes even a parasitologist are pipetting side by side.


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