Eveliina graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2017 with a BSc in Nutrition. She subsequently undertook an MSc in Integrated Immunology at the University of Oxford. In her MSc dissertation she investigated host-microbiota interactions in ankylosing spondylitis at the laboratory of Professor Fiona Powrie. She has been accepted as a DPhil student at the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford and will commence her studies in October 2018. In her DPhil project, she will be studying the role of microbiome, environmental factors and host condition in mass mortality events of the critically endangered saiga antelope. Her interest includes the role of the microbiome in both ecology as well as human health and she is currently involved in the HELMi (Health and the Early Life Microbiome) study in the research group of Professor Willem de Vos at the University of Helsinki aiming to identify novel links between the intestinal microbiota and later life health outcomes as well as provide insight into microbial transmission.