heikki hyoty

Heikki Hyöty

Dr. Heikki Hyöty is Professor of Virology at Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology. Prof. Hyöty’s group studies the role of viruses and other microbes in immune-mediated diseases including type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergy and celiac disease. The group has studied microbe-disease associations in prospective cohorts and translated innovations to develop new treatments and better diagnostics. A major initiative is the project developing an enterovirus vaccine that could prevent severe enterovirus diseases and type 1 diabetes. This project has generated a vaccine against Coxsackie B viruses which have been linked to type 1 diabetes. Professor Hyöty has coordinated several EU-funded projects and other international research consortia.