Ilona Rissanen

Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä

An ancient virus type from extreme environments


Reader Roman Tuma, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Bioology. Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK

Docent Tomi Airenne, Department of Biosciences, Biochemistry, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland


Research Professor Nicola Abrescia, Bizkaia Technology Park, Structural Biology Unit, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Derio, Spain


Professori Jaana Bamford, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä


  1. Rissanen I, Pawlowski A, Harlos K, Grimes JM, Stuart DI, Bamford JK (2012) Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of the major capsid proteins VP16 and VP17 of bacteriophage P23-77. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 68:580-583
  2. Rissanen I, Grimes JM, Pawlowski A, Mäntynen S, Harlos K, Bamford JK, Stuart DI (2013) Bacteriophage P23-77 capsid protein structures reveal the archetype of an ancient branch from a major virus lineage. Structure 21:718-26
  3. Rissanen I, Määttä JA, Hytönen VP, Bamford JKH. Capsid protein properties and the regulation of caprsid assembly of thermophilic bacteriophage P23-27 (Manuscript)
  4. Pawlowski A, Rissanen I, Bamford JK, Krupovic M, Jalasvuori M. (2014) Gammasphaerolipovirus, a newly proposed bacteriophage genus, unifies viruses of halophilic archaea and thermophilic bacteria within the novel family Sphaerolipoviridae. Arch of Virology, [Epub ahead of print]