Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Nowadays, in addition microbial risks, veterinarians responsible for environmental health care and food control in municipalities have to increasingly comment also on chemical risk factors pertaining to the soil, air, water, and foods. In order for these decisions to be based on reason, it is necessary that veterinarians are versed in the basics of toxicology.

The toxicology studies go through the various stages of toxicological risk analysis and examine the general and specific responses of tissues and cells when exposed to chemicals. The teaching also presents the adverse health effects and biological impact mechanisms caused by the most significant chemical components and some physical phenomena present in the Finnish living environment (for example, UV radiation, fine particles, and low-frequency magnetic fields).

Research in the subject focuses mostly on one significant group of environmental contaminants: dioxins. Even though it is by its nature basic research into the molecular impact mechanism of these substances as well as the characteristics of the protein transmitting their effects, the findings simultaneously serve the risk assessment of dioxins and other similarly functioning chemicals.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2001 2019

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin modifies alternative splicing in mouse liver

Villaseñor-Altamirano, A. B., Watson, J. D., Prokopec, S. D., Yao, C. Q., Boutros, P. C., Pohjanvirta, R., Valdés-Flores, J. & Elizondo, G., 6 Aug 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 8, 18 p., 0219747.

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Aryl hydrocarbon receptor is indispensable for β-naphthoflavone-induced novel food avoidance and may be involved in LiCl-triggered conditioned taste aversion in rats

Pohjanvirta, R. & Mahiout, S., 15 May 2019, In : Physiology & Behavior. 204, p. 58-64 7 p.

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Comparative toxicoproteogenomics of mouse and rat liver identifies TCDD-resistance genes

Prokopec, S. D., Lu, A., Lee, S. C-E. S., Yao, C. Q., Sun, R. X., Watson, J. D., Soliymani, R., de Borja, R., Wong, A., Sam, M., Zuzarte, P., McPherson, J. D., Okey, A. B., Pohjanvirta, R. & Boutros, P. C., Oct 2019, In : Archives of Toxicology. 93, 10, p. 2961-2978 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Multigenerational and Transgenerational Effects of Dioxins

Viluksela, M. & Pohjanvirta, R., 2 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 12, 22 p., 2947.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Select Commercially Processed Meat and Fish Products in Finland and the Mutagenic Potential of These Food Items

Matthew Omoruyi, I., Hokkanen, M. & Pohjanvirta, R., 11 Jan 2019, In : Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. p. 1-7 7 p.

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Activities 1992 2019

Major heavy metals in food products in Finland

Raimo Pohjanvirta (Speaker)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Doctoral Programme course on food fraud

Raimo Pohjanvirta (Attendee)
15 May 201917 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Major organic contaminants in food products in Finland

Raimo Pohjanvirta (Speaker)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Supervision of Malla Sievänen's veterinary medicine licensiate's thesis

Selma Mahiout (Supervisor)
2017

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

53rd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2017): Connecting for a Safer Future

Selma Mahiout (Poster Presentation)
10 Sep 201713 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Valmishampurilaisista löytyi hormonihäiriköitä

Raimo Pohjanvirta

12/09/2013

1 Media contribution

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Interview in Ilta-Sanomat: These food products can be a health risk

Raimo Pohjanvirta

12/09/2013

1 Media contribution

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Suomalaistutkimus: Varoitus kaupan valmishampurilaisista

Raimo Pohjanvirta

12/09/2013

1 Media contribution

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