Lumi Viljakainen

PhD, Docent

University Teacher


I am an evolutionary geneticist currently studying host-pathogen interactions, especially between ants and viruses, and the evolution of immune genes in ants. 

Research interests

  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Population genetics
  • Social insects
  • Insect immune defenses


  • 757314A Basics in Bioinformatics
  • 757313A Basics of Population Genetics
  • 757109P Concepts of Genetics
  • 757110P Experimental course in general geneticsĀ 
  • 757311A Molecular methods IĀ 
  • 750376A Bachelor of Science seminar