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 in Orion
2020- Senior Vice President, Research and Development
2019-2020 Vice President of Oncology Research

Earlier career
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)

Current key positions of trust
Member of the Board of Directors: Tampere University Foundation 2021-

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).