Outi Vaarala

Professor of Pediatric Immunology, Professor of Autoimmune Diseases, PhD in immunology

b. 1962

Senior Vice President for Research and Development, as of 1 June 2020

Career:
2019- Vice President of Oncology Research, Orion Corporation
2018-2019 Senior Director Research, Respiratory Inflammation and Autoimmunity,  Medimmune, AstraZeneca, The United States
2017-2018 Vice President, Head of Lung Immunity, AstraZeneca, Sweden
2014-2017 Vice President, Head of Translational Science, AstraZeneca, Sweden
2014 Director of the Department of Vaccinations and Immune Protection; Finnish Institute for Health and  Welfare (THL)
2005-2014       Research Professor, Head of the Immune Response Unit, Department of Vaccines and Immune Protection; Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Former key positions of trust
2005-2014 Permanent expert at the European Medicines Agency (EMA)


More than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles in internationally renowned scientific journals (as in Science Translational Medicine, Cell Host Microbes, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and Journal of Immunology).