Anna-Liisa Laine is broadly interested in unraveling the eco-evolutionary processes that maintain diversity in species interactions. In her work she has been striving to test classic theories of (co)evolution by linking molecular and experimental approaches with survey data on the dynamics of natural populations. In recent years she has been particularly interested within-host dynamics of pathogens. She received her PhD from the University of Helsinki in 2005, and carried out post-doctoral work at the University of California (Santa Cruz) and CSIRO, Canberra. Anna-Liisa currently serves as the Vice-President of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and is an editor for New Phytologist. A.-L. Laine has been awarded both the ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants. She has been involved in promoting gender equality in science, and runs an outreach science programme for kindergarten children. She has received several awards for her work, including the Academy of Finland Science Award and the L’Oreal-Unesco For Women in Science Award.
Professor of Plant Evolutionary Biology and group leader