Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2016
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Estonia

  • 2004 – 2015
    University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Virology (1,00), Estonia

  • 2003 – 2004
    Director, Pfizer Ltd., Global Research and Development, UK

  • 1999 – 2003
    Clinical Project Manager, Pfizer Ltd., Global Research and Development, UK

  • 1998 – 1999
    Associated Professor in Paediatrics, Tartu University, Faculty of Medicine, Paediatric Department, Estonia

  • 1992 – 1995
    Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases Department, Consultant in paediatric infectious diseases, Tartu University Children’s Hospital, Estonia

  • 1982 – 1992
    Deputy Head of the Paediatric Hospital,Tartu University Children’s Hospital, Estonia

  • 1979 – 1982
    Paediatrician, Võru Hospital, Estonia

Education and training

  • 1995 – 1998
    Reasearch Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Diseases – Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, USA

  • 1992 – 1995
    PhD student University of Tartu, Estonia

  • 1988 – 1992
    PhD student at the Allunion Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, USSR

  • 1978 – 1979
    Internship in Paediatrics, Tallinn First Children's Hospital, Estonia

  • 1972 – 1978
    Medical student, University of Tartu, Estonia

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • I have a daughter Katin and son Lauri and three grandchildren age 10, 8 and 3.


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