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Magnus Evander

I am a professor of virology and research mainly on zoonotic viruses and work with studying how they infect and develop antiviral drugs

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Clinical Microbiology Units: Section of Virology Role: Deputy head of department
Location
6M, Universitetssjukhuset, Virologi, plan 4 Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå

I lead a research group in virology. We mainly perform research on viruses that are transmitted from animals or mosquitoes, so-called zoonotic viruses. Many of these viruses are on the WHO list of infectious diseases that can cause future pandemics. We focus on investigating how these viruses are transmitted, what animal reservoirs they have, which mosquito species have the ability to transmit these viruses and how they cause disease. In addition, we are developing antiviral drugs against these viruses.

My research career began with a doctoral degree at Umeå University with Professor Göran Wadell (Umu) as supervisor. My dissertation focused on the detection of papillomavirus in cervical cancer and involved i.a. collaboration with Harald zur Hausen, who later became a Nobel laureate.

Cells, MDPI 2021, Vol. 10, (7)
Kirui, Jared; Abidine, Yara; Lenman, Annasara; et al.
Viruses, MDPI 2021, Vol. 13, (6)
Meheretu, Yonas; Granberg, Åsa; Berhane, Gebregiorgis; et al.
New England Journal of Medicine
Normark, Johan; Vikström, Linnea; Yong-Dae, Gwon; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Mary Ann Liebert 2021, Vol. 21, (10) : 809-816
Obanda, Vincent; Agwanda, Bernard; Blanco-Penedo, Isabel; et al.
Ambio
Sipari, Saana; Khalil, Hussein; Magnusson, Magnus; et al.
Viruses, MDPI 2020, Vol. 12, (3)
Gwon, Yong-Dae; Strand, Mårten; Lindquist, Richard; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Mary Ann Liebert 2020, Vol. 20, (12) : 936-938
Luande, Verah Nafula; Eklöf, Disa; Lindström, Anders; et al.
Virology Journal, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 17, (1)
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Mohamed, Nahla; Bucht, Göran; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Vol. 20, (2) : 71-81
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Obanda, Vincent; Lindstrom, Anders; et al.
Global Health Action, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 13, (1)
Rusanganwa, Vincent; Gahutu, Jean Bosco; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2020, Vol. 14, (2)
Tigoi, Caroline; Sang, Rosemary; Chepkorir, Edith; et al.
Viruses, MDPI 2020, Vol. 12, (9)
Yong-Dae, Kwon; Zusinaite, Eva; Merits, Andres; et al.
Viruses, MDPI 2019, Vol. 11, (10)
Andersen, Petter I.; Krpina, Klara; Ianevski, Aleksandr; et al.
Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 9, (22) : 12459-12470
Ecke, Frauke; Mahani, Seyed Alireza Nematollahi; Evander, Magnus; et al.
EcoHealth, Springer 2019, Vol. 16, (3) : 545-557
Khalil, Hussein; Ecke, Frauke; Evander, Magnus; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Mary Ann Liebert 2019, Vol. 19, (2) : 128-133
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Näslund, Jonas; Lundmark, Eva; et al.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 152, (6) : 725-734
Rusanganwa, Vincent; Gahutu, Jean Bosco; Evander, Magnus; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC 2019, Vol. 19, (10) : 731-740
Seruyange, Eric; Ljungberg, Karl; Muvunyi, Claude Mambo; et al.
Virology Journal, BIOMED CENTRAL LTD 2018, Vol. 15 : 1-7
Bystrom, Julia Wigren; Näslund, Jonas; Trulsson, Fredrik; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018, Vol. 24, (6) : 1141-1142
Gylfe, Åsa; Ribers, Åsa; Forsman, Oscar; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018, Vol. 24, (5) : 879-882
Hoffman, Tove; Lindeborg, Mats; Barboutis, Christos; et al.
Antiviral Research, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 154 : 174-182
Ianevski, Aleksandr; Zusinaite, Eva; Kuivanen, Suvi; et al.
Scientific Reports, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 2018, Vol. 8
Islam, Md. Koushikul; Strand, Mårten; Saleeb, Michael; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2018, Vol. 12, (11)
Matiko, Mirende Kichuki; Salekwa, Linda Peniel; Kasanga, Christopher Jacob; et al.
Data in Brief, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 16 : 762-770
Mosomtai, Gladys; Evander, Magnus; Mundia, Charles; et al.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 150, (3) : 240-245
Rusanganwa, Vincent; Gahutu, Jean Bosco; Nzabahimana, Innocent; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 11, (3)
Affognon, Hippolyte; Mburu, Peter; Hassan, Osama Ahmed; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 11, (2)
Hassan, Osama Ahmed; Affognon, Hippolyte; Rocklöv, Joacim; et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases, BioMed Central 2017, Vol. 17
Khalil, Hussein; Olsson, Gert; Magnusson, Magnus; et al.
Virology Journal, Vol. 14
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Bucht, Goran; Ahlm, Clas; et al.
Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), Vol. 125, (8) : 732-742
Milhano, Natacha; Korslund, Lars; Evander, Magnus; et al.
PLoS Pathogens, Public library science 2017, Vol. 13, (6)
Scholz, Saskia; Baharom, Faezzah; Rankin, Gregory; et al.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Press 2017, Vol. 4, (4)
Sironen, Tarja; Sane, Jussi; Lokki, Marja-Liisa; et al.
Infectious Diseases Hub
Wesula Lwande, Olivia; Bucht, Göran; Ahlm, Clas; et al.
The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 4, (11) : e864-e871
Baudin, Maria; Jumaa, Ammar M.; Jomma, Huda J. E.; et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 16
Bergstedt Oscarsson, Kristina; Brorstad, Alette; Baudin, Maria; et al.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 94, (5) : 1103-1106
Evander, Magnus; Putkuri, Niina; Eliasson, Mats; et al.
Journal of Biomolecular Screening, Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 21, (4) : 354-362
Islam, Md. Koushikul; Baudin, Maria; Eriksson, Jonas; et al.
Oecologia, Vol. 181, (2) : 597-606
Khalil, Hussein; Ecke, Frauke; Evander, Magnus; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2016, Vol. 6
Khalil, Hussein; Ecke, Frauke; Evander, Magnus; et al.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 46 : 49-55
Mosomtai, Gladys; Evander, Magnus; Sandström, Per; et al.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Vol. 35, (4) : 713-721
Rasmuson, Johan; Pourazar, Jamshid; Mohamed, Nahla; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Vol. 16, (7) : 461-467
Tingström, Olov; Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Naslund, Jonas; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Vol. 15, (2) : 133-140
Bergqvist, Joakim; Forsman, Oscar; Larsson, Pär; et al.
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, Vol. 5
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Obanda, Vincent; Bucht, Göran; et al.
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, Vol. 5
Lwande, Olivia Wesula; Paul, George Omondi; Chiyo, Patrick I.; et al.
Ecosphere, Vol. 6, (9)
Magnusson, M.; Ecke, F.; Khalil, H.; et al.
Epidemiology and Infection, Cambridge University Press 2014, Vol. 142, (7) : 1559-1565
Ahlm, Clas; Eliasson, Mats; Vapalahti, O.; et al.
Molecular Ecology Resources, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 14, (3) : 478-488
Engdahl, Cecilia; Larsson, Pär; Näslund, Jonas; et al.
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, CoAction Publishing 2014, Vol. 4
Hassan, Osama Ahmed; Ahlm, Clas; Evander, Magnus