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Airi Palva

Professori emerita

1981 …2020

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Description of research and teaching

The general research objectives are:

-         to study the role of intestinal microbiota and probiotics as well as host-microbe interactions in health and disease,

 -         to develop preventive measures based on lactic acid bacteria, including their use as surface displaying antigen platforms for mucosal vaccines against intestinal pathogens and as probiotics for intestinal disorders in humans and animals, and

 -         to develop molecular diagnostics and biomarkers for defining intestinal health.

 

Fields of Science

  • 118 Biological sciences
  • 1183
  • 413 Veterinary science
  • 413

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

Publications

Molecular ecology of the yet uncultured bacterial Ct85-cluster in the mammalian gut

Hynönen, U., Zoetendal, E. G., Virtala, A-M. K., Shetty, S., Hasan, S., Jakava-Viljanen, M., de Vos, W. M. & Palva, A., Apr 2020, In : Anaerobe. 62, 12 p., 102104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Crystal structure of basal pilin SpaE reveals the molecular basis of its incorporation in the lactobacillar SpaFED pilus

Megta, A. K., Mishra, A. K., Palva, A., von Ossowski, I. & Krishnan, V., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Structural Biology. 207, 1, p. 74-84 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

SpaB, an atypically adhesive basal pilin from the lactobacillar SpaCBA pilus: crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis

Megta, A. K., Palva, A., von Ossowski, I. & Krishnan, V., Dec 2019, In : Acta crystallographica section f-Structural biology communications. 75, 12, p. 731-737 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Bent conformation of a backbone pilin N-terminal domain supports a three-stage pilus assembly mechanism

Chaurasia, P., Pratap, S., Palva, A., von Ossowski, I. & Krishnan, V., 17 Jul 2018, In : Communications Biology. 1, 94, 15 p., 94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Prizes

Orion Innovation Award

Airi Palva (Recipient), 1986

Prize: Prizes and awards

Science Award of Helsinki City

Airi Palva (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Supervision of Sari Mäkelä's Licentiate thesis

Airi Palva (Director)
2015 → …

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

Supervision of Jonna Railo's Licentiate thesis

Airi Palva (Director)
2015 → …

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

The Intestinal Microbime and Diet in Human and Animal Health -ABC Graduate School course

Airi Palva (Member of organizing committee)
Sep 2014

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

Member of opponent panel of doctoral dissertation

Airi Palva (Opponent)
3 Oct 2014

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Supervision of Salla Talvitie's licentiate thesis

Airi Palva (Director)
2014

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

Press / Media

Yliopistolainen

Airi Palva

01/01/2010

1 Media contribution

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Lehdistövierailu Viikin huippuyksiköihin

Airi Palva

29/05/2008

1 Media contribution

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YLE 2; TV-interview

Airi Palva

27/03/2008

1 Media contribution

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YLE 2; TV-interview

Airi Palva

29/09/2007

1 Media contribution

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Yliopistolainen

Airi Palva

02/03/2007

1 Media contribution

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