Hannu Korkeala
1976 …2023

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Curriculum vitae

Research interests

  • Epidemiology, diagnostics, and genetics of psyhrotrophic and spore-forming bacteria
  • Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
  • Mechanism of psyhrotrophy

Recent administravite duties and assessment experience

  • Head of the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2010-2013
  • Head of the Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, 1998-2009
  • Director of Applied Bioscience Graduate School, 2009-2014
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. 2001-2003
  • Member of the expert group in evaluating of activities of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, 2010-2011
  • Evaluation of the Veterinary Faculty VetSuisse at University of Zurich, 2009
  • Evaluation of the quality and impact of Food Science and Safety of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, Member of the evaluation panel, 2009
  • Scientific expert panel for Listeria monocytogenes in Foods, ILSI Risk Science Institute, Alexandria, USA, 2003
  • Member of the expert group in European System of Evaluating of Veterinary Training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy, 2002 


  • Walter Frei Preis, 2010
  • Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2010-
  • Honorary member of the Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology, 2007-
  • Topi Salmi Scientific Prize, 2007
  • Foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, 2007-
  • The Veterinarian of the Year, 2006
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, 2004
  • Honorary member of the Society of the Finnish Veterinary Food Hygienists
  • Golden Medal of the Finnish Veterinary Association, 1992

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • food hygiene

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.