Antti Knaapila

PhD, Docent (Adjunct professor)

  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

20052021

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Personal profile

Research interests

Smell and taste, sensory quality of foods (especially new protein sources), sensory analysis methods, consumers' responses to foods (especially to new foods), digital tools in sensory and consumer research.

Education information

2008 PhD (Food Science), University of Helsinki.

2004 MSc (Food Science), University of Helsinki.

Curriculum vitae

1/2020 --> University Researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition.

9/2016 - 12/2019 University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition.

9/2011 - 8/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Turku, Department of Biochemistry.

1/2009 - 6/2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

1/2004 - 12/2008 Doctoral candidate (PhD student), University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition.

Description of research and teaching

Research. I have worked in various research positions since 2004. Major areas of my research have been human olfaction (the sense of smell), attitudes to new foods, and factors influencing sensory properties of foods. I am an author of 26 scientific original articles and two book chapters. My H index is 15 (Web of Science, all databases, 7.5.2020).

Teaching. I have given lectures and supervised theses since 2012. I was the responsible teacher of Sensory Food Science (courses at bachelor and master levels) at the Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki, from fall 2016 to the end of 2019. I have supervised over ten completed master's theses, and several bachelor's theses. I am involved in supervision of two doctoral dissertations.

External positions

Entrepreneur (part-time), Kokotupa Osaamispalvelut

1 Jan 2020 → …

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Sensory food science
  • Olfaction
  • Taste
  • Eating behavior
  • Sensory analysis
  • Consumer studies
  • Consumer behaviour

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

Publications

Dataset of Verbal evaluation of Umami taste in Europe

Iannilli, E., Knaapila, A., Cecchini, M. P. & Hummel, T., 7 Jan 2020, In : Data in Brief. 2020

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The effect of in situ produced dextran on flavour and texture perception of wholegrain sorghum bread

Wang, Y., Trani, A., Knaapila, A., Hietala, S., Coda, R., Katina, K. & Maina, N. H., 7 Apr 2020, In : Food Hydrocolloids.

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A cross-cultural survey of umami familiarity in European countries

Cecchini, M. P., Knaapila, A., Hoffmann, E., Boschi, F., Hummel, T. & Iannilli, E., Jun 2019, In : Food Quality and Preference. 74, p. 172-178 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Detection thresholds for quinine, PTC, and PROP measured using taste strips

Cavazzana, A., Knaapila, A., Rosskopf, F., Han, P. & Hummel, T., Mar 2019, In : European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 276, 3, p. 753-759 7 p.

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Influence of olfactory dysfunction on the perception of food

Zang, Y., Han, P., Burghardt, S., Knaapila, A., Schriever, V. A. & Hummel, T., Oct 2019, In : European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 276, 10, p. 2811-2817 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Activities

  • 2 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 2 Oral presentation

Hajuaistin ABC

Antti Knaapila (Speaker)
9 Feb 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Studia Generalia -yleisöluento: Aromien molekyylikieli

Antti Knaapila (Speaker)
23 Oct 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Maatalous-metsätieteellisen tiedekunnan tutkimustoiminnan eettinen toimikunta (External organisation)

Antti Knaapila (Member)
2007

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Committee of Ethic Research, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (External organisation)

Antti Knaapila (Member)
20052008

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Press / Media

Newspaper Intreview in uusimaa

Antti Knaapila

22/08/2008

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Newspaper Interview in Aamulehti

Antti Knaapila

19/08/2008

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media