• PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)



  • Finland

1992 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Key research interests

Cold-tolerant LAB and Enterobacteriaceae as food spoilage organisms

Food safety aspects of cold-tolerant bacterial communities

Taxonomy and species diversity of psychrotrophic LAB and Enterobacteriaceae

Metabolic pathways associated with food spoilage

Contamination routes of spoilage bacteria in food processing

Adaptation and survival of food spoilage bacteria

Genomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of food spoilage populations


Intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to microbial growth in foods

Microbial taxonomy and classification

Sensory evaluation and microbial analyses of foods for quality determination

Contamination of foods with spoilage microbes

Microbial ecology of foods


Curriculum vitae

Short curriculum vitae

Education and training

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Finnish ELL) College of Veterinary Medicine, Helsinki, Finland 1990

PhD  (Finnish ELT) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki 1997

Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge, Local Examinations Syndicate 1997                     

Approbatur studies in university pedagogics, University of Helsinki 2002

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health 2005

Specialist degree in leadership training (JET-koulutus, Haaga-Perho) 2006

The National Defence Course 188 / 2009

Academic posts

Assistant veterinarian (assistentti) 1997

Senior assistant veterinarian (yliassistentti) 1998

Docent in Food Hygiene (elintarvikehygienian dosentti) 1999

Professor of Food Hygiene (elintarvikehygienian professori) 2002

Main positions of trust

Vice-Rector, research and researcher training 2008-2013

The first Vice Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 2004-2007

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • 416 Food Science

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.