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Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae - Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen

1. Name and date of CV

Full name Tikkanen-Kaukanen Carina

Gender Female

Date 17th September 2015   

2. Date and place of birth, nationality, current residence

Born 13.10.1954, Kajaani, Finland

Nationality Finnish

Address University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, Lönnrotinkatu 7, FI-50100 Mikkeli, Finland

E-mail carina.tikkanen-kaukanen@helsinki.fi

Phone +358503180283

3. Education and degrees awarded

Adjunct Professor in Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, 2016

Adjunct Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Finland 2011

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland 1996

MSc in Biochemistry, University of Oulu, Finland 1981

BSc in Biochemistry, University of Oulu, Finland 1980

Doctoral Thesis: K. Tikkanen: Purification and Properties of a Galactosyl-alpha1-4-galactose-binding Adhesin  -

a Potential Vaccine against Streptococcus suis. Academic Dissertation published in Kuopio University

Publications D. Medical Sciences 113. 1996. 91 p.

4. Other Education and Training, qualifications and skills

Senior Visiting Scientist (vieraileva tutkija) Université René Descartes, Faculté Médecine Necker

Enfants Malades, INSERM U570, Physiopathologie moléculaire des infections microbiennes,

Paris, France (Adhesion mechanisms of Neisseria bacteria with Professor Xavier Nassif,

1.11.1998-31.10.1999)

1998-1999

Executive Education Programs: Business for Scientists (April 13-17, 2009) Kellog School of

Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

2009

University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Executive Education Course (ECTS credits 18) Centre for

Training and Development of University of Kuopio and University of Joensuu

2009

Ethics and Welfare at Work, (ECTS credits 3) Summer University of Häme 2009

Philosophy of Religion (ECTS credits 4) Valamo, Finland 2009

5. Linguistic skills

Mother tongue Finnish

Other languages Swedish, English; German and French (elementary)

6. Current position

 Research Director  (tutkimusjohtaja) in Food Sciences and Visiting Scientist  Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki 1.9.2011-

 

Visiting Scientist, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science 2018-  

 

7. Previous work experience

Research Director (Food Sector) Finnish Organic Research Institute 2013-2017

Research Director (tutkimusjohtaja) Department of Medicine,  School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland

2009-2011

Senior Scientist/ ECCM Coordinator, (erikoistutkija/ ECCM-koordinaattori),Department of Medicine, School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition,

2008

Senior Scientist (erikoistutkija), Faculty of Bioscences, University of Joensuu 2008

Senior Scientist (erikoistutkija) Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of

Kuopio, Finland (1.9.1997-29.2.2008)

1997-2008

Associate Professor in Biotechnology (apulaisprofessori) Department of Biochemistry and

Biotechnology University of Kuopio (1.1.1997-31.8.1997)

1997

Researcher (tutkija), Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland

(Streptococcal adhesion mechanisms)

1990-1996

Researcher (tutkija), Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Kuopio,

Finland (Development of microbial diagnostics)

1993-1994

Researcher and Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology University of

Kuopio, Finland (Streptococcal adhesion mechanisms)

1987-1996

Researcher and Assistant, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland;  Human lymphocyte mitogens

1980-1984

8. Research funding, leadership and supervision

Own Research Funding

A. Principal Investigator (PI) 2002- 

 

Shape - Shaping markets for sustainability (Tekes) 2011-2014 

Authentic Food (European Union / Core Organic II) 2011-2014

Erika - Natural plants in entrepreneurship (South Savo Regional Council, European 2014

 Regional Development Fund)

University of Helsinki, Kansainvälisten hankkeiden valmisteluraha (Forest biomass

compounds in farming, 7100€, PI)

2012

Kuopio Innovation Oy/Osaamiskeksusohjelma - Elintarvikekehityksn klusteri/ HealthBio

klusteri (Marjatuotteen vaikutus infektioiden ennaltaehkäisyyn, esiselvitys), 15 000€PI

2011

Academy of Finland ( Croton macrostachyus anti-infectives against malaria, 41 000 €) 2011

Tekes -EAKR, Finland (BerryTherapy, 200 400€ +37 900 € private funding, PI) 2008-2010

East Finland Joint University (Development of Research and Education of Herbal Medicinal

Plants, 30 000 €, PI)

2007-2009

Tekes-EAKR, Finland (248 000 €, PI) "Novel bioactive oligosaccharides and polyphenols in

berries and in milk"

2006-2007

Glycoscience Graduate School, 2006-2007 Academy of Finland (35 000 €, PI) 2006-2007

Regional Council of North Savo, Kuopio, Kuopio City, Finland (18 700 € and 36 800)

"European Consortium of Chinese Medicine (ECCM) -project"

2007

The Regional Council of North Savo, Kuopio, 2004-2006 Kuopio City, Finland (118 000

€, PI) "Traditional Chinese Medicine- a Source for Novel Bioactive Molecules"

2004-2006

ELKE, Kuopio, Finland (11 000 €) "Anti-infective effects of berries in pigs" 2005

Tekes-EAKR, Finland; (58 000 €) "Novel anti-infectives in berries and in milk" 2003-2004

Tekes, Finland (30 500 € with Professor Seppo Lapinjoki) "Neisseria anti-infectives" 2002

 

B. Other Current Projects as PI

- The rheological and emulsification properties of Chinese yam polysaccharides 2015-

(Technology Department of Henan Province)

- Finnish honeys against bovine mastitis 2015 (Cooperation with Oulu University of Applied Sciences)

 

 

C. Doctoral students (main supervisor)

4. Frank Adusei-Mensah 2019- (Department of Medicine, UEF)

3. Jackie Obey 2009-  (Department of Medicine, UEF)

2. Sanna Huttunen 2010- (Department of Medicine, UEF)

1. Marko Toivanen (completed) 3/2011 (Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, UEF)

D. Master´s Thesis Supervision (main supervisor)

17. Djamila Zacarias (Oinaala) (Erasmus student) 2012

16. Prince Yaw Dadson (Master of public health, Deprtment of Medicine)) 2012

15. Joana Hörman (pharmacy) (Erasmus student) 2011

14. Michal Korinek (pharmacy) (Erasmus student, doctor of pharmacy thesis) 2009

13. Riikka Sippola (pharmacy) (magna cum laude approbatur) 2008

12. Kang Zhu, EMPH (European Master of Public Health) 2007

11. Anni Kleino, M.Sc, biochemistry (excellent) 2007

10. Jenni Vuorenmaa, M.Sc (pharmacy) (magna cum laude approbatur) 2006

9. Barbora Janusova, M.Sc (pharmacy) (highest: one) (ECTS student) 2006

8. Sanna Pyykönen, MSc, biochemistry (outstanding) 2005

7. Jana Ïuricová, M.Sc (pharmacy) ECTS student) (highest: one) 2005

6. Paavo Koljonen, M.Sc (pharmacy) 2005

5. Heikki Kilpeläinen, M.Sc (pharmacy) 2003

4. Teemu Natunen, M.Sc (pharmacy) (eximia cum laude approbatur) 2003

3. Jenni Väisänen, biochemistry (Hakkarainen) (outstanding) 2003

2. Anu Västi, M.Sc (pharmacy) 2003

1. Jaana Liukkonen,  biochemistry M.Sc (outstanding) 1993

E. Pharmacist´s Thesis Supervision

Total amount of supervised 18 (not listed here) 1997-2008

F. Master of Science Degree: Trainer Supervision

4. Tiina Lantto, Jenni Väisänen, Mikko Levomaa, Anu Västi 2000-2004

G. Laboratory Technician´s Thesis Supervision

2: Ida Rättyä, Minna Nousiainen 2004, 2006

9. Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

Total of given lectures: ~90 h, practicals and group teaching: ~1800 h)

A. Pharmacognosy (ECTS credits 3.0) 2006-200

Dept. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UKU, FI:

- Course Director and Teacher

B. Biochemical Analysis of Pharmaceuticals (4.0) 1998-2007

Dept. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UKU, FI:

- Course Director, Lab. Practicals, Teacher

C. Differentiated Microbiology of Biotechnology 1989-1997

Dept. Biochem. and Biotech., UKU,FI:

- Course Director. Teacher

D. Industrial Applications in Biotechnology 1992-2001

Dept. Biochem. and Biotech., UKU,F:

- Course Director and Lecturer

E. Other practicals teaching2005

Dept. Pharm. Chem., UKU, FI:

- Fundamentals of Chemistry in Pharmacy. Teacher

Dept. Biochem. and Biotech, UKU,FI:

- Methods in Cell Culture. Teacher 1990-1996

- Monoclonal Antibodies and Methods in Immunology. (Coordinator).Teacher 1991-1992

- Molecular Biology. Teacher 1995

- Analytical Chemistry. Teacher 1992

- Protein and Enzyme Chemistry. Teacher 1988-1995

Dept. of Chemistry, UKU, FI:

- Inorganic and Analytical chemistry. Teacher 1989

F. Group Teaching

Dept. Biochem. and Biotech., UKU,FI:

- Biochemistry. Teacher 1993-1995

- Molecular Biology. Teacher 1992-1995

- Fysiological Chemistry &

Amino acid and Macromolecule Metabolism. Teacher 1991-1992

Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, FI:

- Chemistry. Teacher 1981

G. Study Materials

Dept. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UKU, FI:

- 8. Pharmacognosy: Lectures: Parts I-VI, 177p. (PP) 2005-2006

- 7. Pharmacognosy: Laboratory Practicals, 35 p. (Coordinator) 2007

- 5., 6. Biochemical Analysis in Pharmaceuticals: Laboratory Practicals, 24p. / 27p. 1998, 2006

(Coordinator )

Dept. Biochem. and Biotech., UKU,FI:

- 3., 4. Monoclonal Antibodies and Other Methods in Immunology, 1991-1992

Laboratory Practicals, 24p. / 25p. (Coordinator),

- 1., 2. Differentiated Microbiology of Biotechnology, Laboratory Practicals, 22p. 1996-1997

H. Other Given Lectures

Inst. of Appl. Biotech. UKU, FI:

- Protein Chemistry. 1998

Institute of Health Sciences, Oulu, FI:

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- Microbiology. Teacher 1984

10. Awards, prizes and honours

- Nordisk Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) NJF Organic Conference 2017 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems, (68 350 SEK) 2017

- Tieteenkesyttäjä 2016, Steering Committee of Mikkeli Science Day           2016

- CIMO (3 800 €) 2007

 - Academy of Finland (67 000 FIM) (Senior Visiting Scientist, INSERM, Paris) 1998-1999

- North Savo Foundation for High Technology (50 000 FIM) 1994

- Finnish Cultural Foundation (North Savo) (44 000 FIM) 1991

- North Savo Foundation for High Technology (25 000 FIM) 1990

- Paulo Foundation (1 500 FIM) 1982

11. Other scientific or academic merits

A. NJF Organic Conference 19-12 June, 2017 

  - Chair of the Scientific Committee - 2016-2017

B. Scientific International Seminar Series on Organic Food Finnish Organic Research Institute 2012-2014

- Scientific Coordinator and Vice of the Steering Committee 2012 and 2014

C. European Consortium of Chinese Medicine (ECCM) 2007-2011

- Coordinator

D.Bacterial Adhesion and Inhibition, GGS Postgraduate Course, Turku, FI,

- Coordinator

E. Glycoscience Graduate School (GGS), Academy of Finland

- Group Director, Member of the Board 2006-

D. Professional Memberships

- Societas Biochemica, Biophysica et Microbiologica Fenniae

- Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology

-Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

E. Referee

- Referee for doctoral dissertation plans (chair of the evaluation group) 2001

- Referee for APMIS, Asian Pasific Journal of Tropical Disease, British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Organic Agriculture,  1998-

12. Societal impact of research.

26. Interview in a magazine: Metsämarja torjuu tulehduksia.  Aarre -lehti, syksy 2016

25. Interview in a magazine: Metsämarjoilla voi torjua infektioita, Meidän Suomi (Valitut palat) kesä 2016

24. Interview in a newspaper: Tieteenkesyttäjä 2016, Länsi-Savo

23. Interview in a magazine: Hunajan terveysvaikutuksista, Seura-lehti, 10/2015

22. http://yle.fi/uutiset/karpalo_ja_muut_marjat_antavat_bakteereille_kyytia/8634262 1.2.2016

21. Participation in interview for web based media YLE News, 21.01.2015. (Hunajan terveysvaikutuksista)

20. Participation in interview for web based media YLE Tekniikka&Talous, 22.01.2015. ((Hunajan terveysvaikutuksista)

19. Haavaan levitetty superhunaja voi olla tehokas vaihtoehto antibiooteille (interview). Helsingin Sanomat 4.5.2014.

18. Proceedings :Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014 (Scientific Committee Chair), Scientific Seminar on organic Food Mikkeli Finland, November 5-7, 2014. Mikkeli, Finland.

17. Suomalaisilla metsämarjoilla bakteeritulehduksia vastaan. YLE Tiedepakina 10.09.2014

16. Suomalainen hunaja puree bakteereihin. YLE tiedepakina 10.9.3013

15. Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen: Kotimaisten hunajien antimikrobisuus: Mehiläinen (2013)1: 20-21.

14. http://www.makuja.fi/artikkelit/1881094/tiesitko/10-faktaa-kotimaisesta-luomuherkusta-torjuu-tauteja-ja-parantaa-haavat/

13. http://yle.fi/uutiset/carina_tikkanen-kaukanen_suomalainen_hunaja_puree_bakteereihin/6827397

12. http://yle.fi/uutiset/nalle_puh_sen_jo_tiesi_hunaja_voi_parantaa/6552839

11. http://www.vihrealanka.fi/uutiset/suomalaishunaja-voi-torjua-korvatulehduksia

10. http://www.maaseuduntulevaisuus.fi/ymp%C3%A4rist%C3%B6/suomalainen-hunaja-saattaa-ehk%C3%A4ist%C3%A4-korvatulehduksia-1.36135

9. http://www.ts.fi/uutiset/kotimaa/466579/Tutkimus+Suomalainen+hunaja+ehkaisee+infektioita,Finland.

8. News related to our honey research:

http://www.makuja.fi/artikkelit/1881094/tiesitko/10-faktaa-kotimaisesta-luomuherkusta-torjuu-tauteja-japarantaa-haavat/

http://yle.fi/uutiset/carina_tikkanen-kaukanen_suomalainen_hunaja_puree_bakteereihin/6827397

http://yle.fi/uutiset/nalle_puh_sen_jo_tiesi_hunaja_voi_parantaa/6552839

http://www.vihrealanka.fi/uutiset/suomalaishunaja-voi-torjua-korvatulehduksia

http://www.maaseuduntulevaisuus.fi/ymp%C3%A4rist%C3%B6/suomalainen-hunaja-saattaaehk%

C3%A4ist%C3%A4-korvatulehduksia-1.36135

http://www.ts.fi/uutiset/kotimaa/466579/Tutkimus+Suomalainen+hunaja+ehkaisee+infektioita

http://www.savonsanomat.fi/savo/kotimainen-hunaja-saattaa-ehkaista-hengitystietulehduksia/1310630

7. Pihkan ja hunajan suojissa (interview). Helsingin yliopiston uutiset 24.7.2013

6. Bakteerien tappaja, hunaja vie pöpöt hengitysteistä ja haavoista (interview). Yliopisto, Helsingin yliopiston

tiedelehti 4/2013

5. Mustikka, karapalo, puolukka ja hunaja sieppaavat bakteereja. Luontaisterveys 7/2012

4.BerryMilk-hankkeessa kehitetään infektioriskiä vähentäviä elintarvikkeita. Suomen Lääkärilehti, Verkkolehti 23.10.2007

3. BerryMilk-hankkeessa kehitetään infektioilta suojaavia elintarvikkeita. Finfood - Suomen Ruokatieto ry Uutiset 22.10.2007.

2. BerryMilk-hankkeessa kehitetään infektioilta suojaavia elintarvikkeita. YleTV1: morning TV and news 16.10.2007; Savon Radio 15.10.2007 news

1. BerryMilk-hankkeessa kehitetään infektioilta suojaavia elintarvikkeita. Kuopion yliopistolehti 4/2007.  Kuopion yliopisto. ISSN: 1239-7709

Oral Presentations

54. Suomalaiset metsämarjat infektioiden ennaltaehkäisyssä. Tietoiskuja luomusta, Tertin kartanon      Agraariauditorio, Mikkeli 1.10.2016

53. Sustainable functions in food production - healthier food from fields and forests. Sustaining ecosystem function for future agriculture and forestry - science in service for the coming generations MINISYMPOSIUM. University of Helsinki, Viikki 21.9.2016.

52. Luomuhunajan antimikrobiset vaikutukset. Kaakonkulman mikrobiologian laboratorioiden koulutuspäivä 9.9.2016

51. Pohjoisen metsämarjoilla terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Seniorilounas, Mikkelin kaupunki 5.8.2016

50. Suomalainen hunaja puree bakteereihin. Mikkelin Tiedepäivät 15.4.2016

49. Suomalaisen hunajan antimikrobisista vaikutuksista. Naisvuoren Rotary-klubin kokous 20.11.2015

48. Suomalaisten metsämarjojen ja hunajien terveysvaikutuksista tartuntatautein ennaltaehkäisyssä. Studia Generalia, Mikkelin yliopistokeskus, Mikkeli 22.9.2015

47. Suomalaisen hunajan terveysvaikutuksista. Hyvinvointimessut. Mikkeli 24.1.2016

46.Suomalaiset metsämarjat infektioiden ennaltaehkäisyssä. Hyvä ruoka kutsuu- seminaari. Mikkeli 26.1.2016

45. Suomalaisten metsämarjojen merkitys terveydelle ja hyvinvoinnille: anti-infektiiviset vaikutukset. Tutkittua tietoa luomusta- sarja, Luomuinstituutti, Mikkeli 3.3.2015

44. Suomalaisilla marjoilla ja hunajilla tartuntatauteja vastaan. Mikkelin kaupungin vuosipäiväjuhla 7.3.2015. Mikkeli, Finland.

43. Suomalaisten hunajien antimikrobinen aktiivisuus. Alumnipäivä 29.1.2015. Helsinki, Finland.

42. Mitä terveysvaikutuksia hunajasta löytyy? Terve valinta -ammattikeittiöseminaari 5.12.2014. Mikkeli,

Finland.

41. Suomalaisten hunajien antimikrobisuudesta. Laadukasta liiketoimintaa luonnosta -seminar 27.11.2014.

Mikkeli, Finland.

39. Loistava hunaja. Akaan hunajaviikot. 28.8. 2014 Akaa, Finland

38. Mitä terveysvaikutuksia hunajasta löytyy. Terve valinta - ammattikeittiöseminaari 15.5.2014. Mikkeli,

Finland

37. Suomalaisten hunajien antimikrobinen aktiivisuus. Mehiläishoitajain talvipäivät, 25. - 26.1.2014, Lahti,

Finland

36. Luomuhunajien terveysvaikutuksista. Luomu & Lähiruoka – tapahtuma 11.-13.4.2014. Messukeskus,

Pasila, Finland

34. Suomalaisten (luomu)hunajien antimikrobisista vaikutuksista. Valtakunnalliset luonnontuotepäivät. Hotelli Anttolanhovi, Mikkeli, Finland, 9.10.2013

Printed Brochures

  8. Interview: Wellbeing from Finland´s nature: Wild berries of the north are real superfood. LUMOA 2017

  7. Interview: Hyvinvointia Suomen luonnosta: Pohjoisen villit metsämarjat ovat todellista superruokaa.

 LUMOA 2017

6. Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2014. University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, 2014

5. Scientific Seminar on Organic Food 2012. University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, 2012

4. Berries and Health. Expertise in Kuopio Science Park. Kuopio Innovation, OSKE, 2009

3. Novel Antibacterial Biomolecules May Protect against Infections. Eur. Life Science Jour. 2008 (1):55

2. Traditional Chinese Medicine: (TCM): A Hidden Source for Bioactive Molecules, North-Savo Regional

Council, 2007

1. Investing in the Future of Northern Berries, 2005, Technology Centre Teknia, Kuopio, Finland

13. Societal positions of responsibility and merits

Research Director (Food Sector) Finnish Organic Research Institute 2013-

14. Other merits

--Member of the Board/Managing Director, BioLigand Ltd 1993-2008

-South-Savo Regional Council, member of innovation committee 2007-

- Member of Sitra Berry Cluster, founded in 2007

- South Asian Project Coordinator, Finnish Orthodox Church Aid (OrtAid) 2005

Curriculum vitae

 

Abstracts

 

29.  Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C. (2017) Organic and wild food for improved health. ICEI Conference 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 1-6.8.2017

 

28. Toivanen, M., Huttunen, S., Riihinen, K., Obey, J., & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C. (2017). Natural product based anti-adhesion therapy: innovative prevention against bacterial infections. NJF Seminar 495 th Organic Conference Proceedings: Organics for tomorrow's food systems NJF Report 13

 

27. Obey, J., Ngeiywa, M. M., von Wright, A., Kauhanen, J., & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C. (2017). Antimicrobial activity of Finnish organic honeys against human pathogenic bacteria. NJF Seminar 495 th Organic Conference Proceedings: Organics for tomorrow's food systems NJF Report 13

 

26. Ma, F., Liu, X., Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C., Särkkä-Tirkkonen, A. M. K., & Mynttinen, S. (2017). Perception of food and locality among Chinese tourist experiences in Finland. NJF Seminar 495 th Organic Conference Proceedings: Organics for tomorrow's food systems NJF Report 13

 

25.  Huttunen S, Toivanen M, Pirttilahti H-Rand Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen C. Milk oligosaccharides and plant polyfenols as anti-adhesive agents against human serious pathogen Neisseria meningitidis. Luomututkimusseminaari, Mikkeli, Finland 7-8.6.2016

 

24.  Antibacterial activity of organic honeys against food pathogenic Clostridium perfringens. Maataloustieteen  päivät, Suomen Maataloustieteellinen Seura, Helsinki, Finland 12.1.2016

 

23.D. Oinaala, U. Lyhs, M. Lehesvaara and C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen. Antimicrobial activity of diffferent organic honeys against Clostridium perfringens. Scientific Seminar on organic Food, Mikkeli Finland, November 5-7, 2014

22. S. Huttunen, K. Riihinen J. Kauhanen and C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen.  Antimicrobial activity of Finnish honeys against human pathogenic bacteria.International conference: Non-Wood Forest Products, Health and Well-Being.12th-13th of November 2013, Hotel Korpilampi, Espoo, Finland

21.  M. Toivanen, S. Huttunen, K. Riihinen and C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen: Northern berry polyphenols as therapuutic agents. 1st Conferenece on Forests for People. Alpach, Tyrol/Austria, May 22-24.2012

20.   M. Toivanen, S. Huttunen, J. Duricová, V. Loimaranta, S. Haataja, J. Finne , S. Lapinjoki, C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen : Binding Activity of Gram-negative and Gram-positive Pathogens to Different Berry Juice Fractions. GGS Annual Seminar & 5th Finnish Glycoscience Meeting, Tvärminne, Suomi, 23.-24.9.2008.

19. M. Toivanen, S. Huttunen, J. Hakkarainen, J. Duricová  V. Loimaranta, S. Haataja, J. Finne, S. Lapinjoki, C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen:Novel anti-adhesion activity of milk and berries. Bacterial Adhesion to Carbohydrate Receptors, Turku, Suomi, 5.-7.8.2008.

18. M. Toivanen, S. Pyykönen, J. Hakkarainen, J. Duricová J, V. Loimaranta, S. Haataja, ,J.  Finne, S. Lapinjoki,  C. Tikkanen-Kaukanen: Novel anti-adhesion activity of milk and berries. GGS Annual Symposium and 4th Finnish Glycoscience Meeting, Rautavaara, Suomi, 28.11.-1.12.2007.

17. M. Toivanen, S. Pyykönen, J. Ïuricová, V. Loimaranta, S. Haataja, J. Finne, S. Lapinjoki, and C.Tikkanen-Kaukanen :Anti-adheson Activity of Berries and Berry Juices against the Serious Pathogens Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae,Streptococcus agalactiae, and Streptococcus suis. GA International Congress and 55th Annual Meeting, Graz, Austria, 2007 Planta Medica 01/2007; 73(09). DOI:10.1055/s-2007-986927

16. M. Toivanen, S. Pyykönen, J. Hakkarainen  J. Ïuricová, V. Loimaranta, S. Haataja, J. Finne, S. Lapinjoki, and C.Tikkanen-Kaukanen: Novel Anti-adhesion Activity of Milk and Berries. Joint Meeting of the Graduate School in Pharmaceutical Research, Kuopio, Finland, 2006

15. J. Hakkarainen, A. Leinonen, M. Toivanen, L. Frängsmyr, N. Strömberg, S. Lapinjoki, X. Nassif, and K.Tikkanen: Milk Oligosaccharides Inhibit Neisseria meningitidis Pilus Attachment to Salivary Agglutinin. 7th European Symposium on Saliva, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands, 2005

14. K. Tikkanen, V-P. Korhonen, R. Segers, S. Haataja, and J. Finne: Cloning and Expression of a Pigeon Ovomucoid Binding Lectin from the Gram-Positive Meningitis Associated Bacterium Streptococcus suis. Euresco Conferences, Canterbury, England, 2001

13.K. Tikkanen, S. Haataja, S. Sukupolvi, T. Asplund, and J. Finne: The Galactosyl-a1-4-galactose-binding Adhesin of Streptococcus suis – a Potential Vaccine against Porcine Meningitis. American Society for Microbiology, 97th General Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, 1997

12.  E.O. Kajander, I. Kuronen, N. Çiftçioglu, E. Hiltunen, J. Laukkanen, and K.Tikkanen: Long-term Culture of Antibody-producing Murine and Human B Lymphocytes. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Molecular Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases, 1996

11. K. Tikkanen, J. Hytönen, and J. Finne: Purification of the Gala1–4Gal-binding Adhesin from Streptococcus suis. Bat Sheva Seminar, Toward Anti-Adhesion Therapy of Microbial Diseases, Zichron Yaakov, Israel, 1996

10. S. Haataja, K. Tikkanen, and J. Finne: Three Different Oligosaccharide-specific Cell-binding Activities in Streptococcus suis. Conférences Philippe Laudat. Aix-Les Bains, France, 1995

9. J. Finne, S. Haataja, J. Hytönen, and K. Tikkanen: Carbohydrate Interactions of Bacteria Causing Meningitis. 23rd Meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societes, Basel, Switzerland, 1995

8. S. Haataja, K. Tikkanen, G. Magnusson, and J. Finne: Two Adhesin Variants of Streptococcus suis Recognising Gala1–4Gal: Determination of the Receptor-binding Mechanism. FEBS Special Meeting on Biological Membranes Helsinki/Espoo, Finland, 1994

7.K. Tikkanen, S. Haataja, and J. Finne: Isolation of a Blood Group P Binding Adhesin from Streptococcus suis. Glyco XII, International Symposium on Glycoconjugates. Krakow, Poland, 1993. Glycoconjugate Journal (1993)10: 269.

6. S. Haataja,K. Tikkanen, and J. Finne: Gala1–4Gal-Specific Cell Binding Activity in Streptococcus suis. Glyco XII, International Symposium on Glycoconjugates. Krakow, Poland, 1993. Glycoconjugate Journal (1993)10: 290.

5. J. Liukkonen, S. Haataja, K. Tikkanen, S. Kelm, and J. Finne:  N-Acetylneuraminyl- a2–3poly-N-acetyllactosamine Glycans as the Erythrocyte Receptors for Streptococcus suis. XVIth International Carbohydrate Symposium. Paris, France, 1992

4. S. Haataja, K. Tikkanen, J. Liukkonen, and J. Finne: Novel Blood-Group P-Like Bacterial Adhesion Specificity in Streptococcus suis. XVIth International Carbohydrate Symposium. Paris, France, 1992

3.  J. Liukkonen, S. Haataja, K. Asikainen, and J. Finne: Molecular Recognition in Host-Parasite Interactions. Fems Symposium, Porvoo, Finland, 1991

2. S. Haataja, K. Asikainen, and J. Finne: Characterization of Novel Sugar-Specific Adhesins in Streptococcus suis. Philippe Laudat Conference Strassbourg, France, 1989

1. S. Silvennoinen-Kassinen, K. Asikainen, A. Toivola, K. Poikonen, J. Vilpo, and A. Tiilikainen: Nocardia Water Soluble Mitogen (NWSM), a Human B-Lymphocyte Mitogen. 6th International Congress of Immunology Toronto, Kanada, 1986

 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Kansanterveystiede, Dosentti, Itä-Suomen yliopisto

Pharmaceutical biochemistry, Docent, University of Helsinki

Medical biochemistry, PhD, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

External positions

Dosentti, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

24 Aug 2016 → …

Research Director, Luomuinstituutti

Jan 2013May 2017

Keywords

  • 416 Food Science
  • 317 Pharmacy
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • 318 Medical biotechnology

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

Publications 1986 2019

Characterisation of the mucilage polysaccharides from Dioscorea opposita Thunb. with enzymatic hydrolysis

Ma, F., Wang, D., Zhang, Y., Li, M., Qing, W., Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C., Liu, X. & Bell, A. E., 15 Apr 2018, In : Food Chemistry. 245, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Antimalarial Activity of Croton macrostachyus Stem Bark Extracts against Plasmodium berghei In Vivo

Obey, J. K., Ngeiywa, M. M., Kiprono, P., Omar, S., von Wright, A., Kauhanen, J. & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C., 2018, In : Journal of Pathogens. 2018, 6 p., 2393854.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Chemical components and emulsification properties of mucilage from Dioscorea opposita Thunb

Ma, F., Zhang, Y., Yao, Y., Wen, Y., Hu, W., Zhang, J., Liu, X., Bell, A. E. & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C., 1 Aug 2017, In : Food Chemistry. 228, p. 315-322 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Emulsification properties of polysaccharides from Dioscorea opposita Thunb.

Ma, F., Zhang, Y., Wen, Y., Yao, Y., Zhu, J., Liu, X., Bell, A. & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C., 10 Jan 2017, In : Food Chemistry. 221, p. 919-925 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Novel anti-infective potential of Salvianolic acid B against human serious pathogen Neisseria meningitidis

Huttunen, S., Toivanen, M., Liu, C-H. & Tikkanen-Kaukanen, C. A., 13 Jan 2016, In : BMC research notes. 9, 25, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2011 2015

Prizes

Tieteenkesyttäjä 2016

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1993 2019

Finnish Organic Research Institute (FORI) (Publisher)

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Editor in chief)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

NJF 4th Organic Conference 495 NJF Seminar

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Scientific Committee Chair)
15 Feb 201621 Jun 2017

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

NJF 4th Organic Conference 495 NJF Seminar

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Speaker: Presenter)
20 Jun 2017

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

22nd International Conference on Environmental Indicators

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Scientific Committee Member)
1 Aug 20175 Aug 2017

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

22nd International Conference on Environmental Indicators

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Aug 2017

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