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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 

Honours

  • 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.

Publications 1976 2019

Genomic Epidemiology and Phenotyping Reveal on-Farm Persistence and Cold Adaptation of Raw Milk Outbreak-Associated Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Castro, H., Jaakkonen, A., Hakakorpi, A., Hakkinen, M., Isidro, J., Korkeala, H., Lindström, M. & Hallanvuo, S., 14 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 12 p., 1049.

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Insights into the Phylogeny and Evolution of ColdShock Proteins: From Enteropathogenic Yersinia andEscherichia coli to Eubacteria

Tao, Y., Keto-Timonen, R., Jiang, X., Virtanen, J-P. & Korkeala, H., 20 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 16, 14 p., 4059.

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MdrL, a major facilitator superfamily efflux pump ofListeria monocytogenesinvolved in tolerance to benzalkonium chloride

Jiang, X., Yu, T., Xu, Y., Wang, H., Korkeala, H. & Shi, L., Feb 2019, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 103, 3, p. 1339-1350 12 p.

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Prevalence and Dynamics of Pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica 4/O:3 Among Finnish Piglets, Fattening Pigs, and Sows

Koskinen, J., Keto-Timonen, R., Virtanen, S., Vilar, M. J. & Korkeala, H., 29 Jul 2019, In : Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 9 p.

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Processing plant and machinery sanitation and hygiene practices associate with Listeria monocytogenes occurrence in ready-to-eat fish products

Aalto-Araneda, M., Lunden, J., Markkula, A., Hakola, S. & Korkeala, H., Sep 2019, In : Food Microbiology. 82, p. 455-464 10 p.

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Projects 2009 2017

Activities 1986 2016

Yu Tao

Hannu Korkeala (Host)
Dec 2016Dec 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Xiaobing Jiang

Hannu Korkeala (Host)
Dec 2016Dec 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Supervisor of MSc Xiaojie Jiang's postgraduate studies

Hannu Korkeala (Supervisor)
Feb 2015 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Pre-examiner for Johanna Kurscheid's PhD Thesis

Hannu Korkeala (Pre-examiner)
Sep 2015

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Supervision of Mikko Kosola's Licentiate Thesis in Veterinary Medicine

Hannu Korkeala (Supervisor)
May 2015Jan 2016

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