Ingemar von Ossowski, PhD

University Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Molecular Microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

1991 …2019
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am from Canada and hold an honorary position as Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Molecular Microbiology from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki. I majored in microbiology, earning my BSc Hons. (1st Class Honors; 1984), MSc (1986), and PhD (1993) degrees from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Among my prior positions in both academia and industry, and as well internationally for extended periods, I have held a series of fixed-contract positions at the University of Helsinki that lasted just over 18 years. My intellectual drive has been fueled by a scientific and creative curiosity to study research topics in the areas of molecular microbiology, protein chemistry, and microbial genomics, and from which I have developed the skills and interest to take on protein engineering and structural-related projects. Aside from my research, I have provided ad hoc lecturing and training support for course topics in molecular microbiology. In my spare time, I enjoy sport fishing, listening to 70s era music, and walking the family dog. I am also an ice hockey fan and avid reader of biographies and cold war-themed spy novels.

At the moment, I am actively pursuing the prospect of new career opportunities and challenges in the academic or commercial sector.

Education/Academic qualification

BSc Honors; 1st Class (1984), Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

MSc (1986), Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

PhD (1993), Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Protein chemistry
  • Structural biology
  • Protein engineering
  • Protein functionality
  • Microbial genomics
  • Gut microbiota

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

Publications 1991 2019

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

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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Crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of SpaE, a basal pilus protein from the gut-adapted Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Mishra, A. K., Megta, A. K., Palva, A., von Ossowski, I. & Krishnan, V., Jun 2017, In : Acta crystallographica section f-Structural biology communications. 73, p. 321-327 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Novel molecular insights about lactobacillar sortase-dependent piliation

von Ossowski, I., 18 Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18, 7, 30 p., 1551.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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An in silico pan-genomic probe for the molecular traits behind Lactobacillus ruminis gut autochthony

Kant, R., Palva, A. & von Ossowski, I., 17 Apr 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 4, 26 p., 0175541.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2014 2018

Activities 2008 2018

  • 18 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 7 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 4 Public Talks
  • 1 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Genomic insights about the Lactobacillus genus (Doctoral thesis awarded to Ravi Kant on June 26/2018)

Ingemar von Ossowski (Supervisor)
2018

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Infection and Immunity (Journal)

Ingemar von Ossowski (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

COURSE: Ad hoc lecturing for 90092 Yleinen Bakteriologia (or General Bacteriology/Microbiology) during the autumn 2016 session

Ingemar von Ossowski (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Oct 20164 Oct 2016

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

COURSE: Ad hoc lecturing for 90092 Yleinen Bakteriologia (or General Bacteriology/Microbiology) during the autumn 2015 session

Ingemar von Ossowski (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Sep 20151 Oct 2015

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

Food & Function (Journal)

Ingemar von Ossowski (Reviewer)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts