The Centre of Excellence in Microbial Food Safety Research MiFoSa (External organisation)

Korkeala, H. (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Description

The Centre of Excellence in Microbial Food Safety Research MiFoSa

The CoE’s research aims are to 1) explore and understand the molecular-level interactions between host, intestinal microbiota and probiotic bacteria, to develop mucous membrane vaccination vectors based on bionanotechnology for the prevention of intestinal infections, and to develop molecular diagnostics and biomarkers for purposes of studying intestinal health; 2) to study the taxonomy, diversity and metabolism of cold-resistant lactic acid bacteria and enterobacteria as well as routes of contamination; 3) to study the evolution, ecology, epidemiology and aetiological characteristics of the Campylobacter and Helicobacter genera; and 4) to study the molecular epidemiology and functional genomics of the Clostridium, Listeria and Yersinia foodborne pathogens and to develop diagnostic tools to understand the adaptive responses of these microbes in foods and in their industrial production environments.
Period1 Jan 200831 Dec 2013
Held atThe Centre of Excellence in Microbial Food Safety Research MiFoSa, Finland