• PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

19972021

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I am professor in sensory food science (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Food and nutrition). I am also professor in sensory perception at the University of Turku (Faculty of Medicine, Functional Foods Forum). I have PhD in food chemistry and adjunct professorship in flavor chemistry and perception. I am also full professor in sensory food science at University of Helsinki (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and department of food and nutrition). I am affiliated scientist at Monell Chemical Senses Center (USA) and used to work there as a postdoctoral fellow at Breslin lab. I am member of research faculty of Medicine. Sandell lab is also called as Senses and Food research team in Finland. I have conducted research as Academy postdoctoral fellow and Academy research fellow. Currenty I am principal investigator in several projects granted by Academy of Finland and Business Finland. The Polak Young Investigator Award and Academy of Finland award for Social impact. I have a certificated qualification in University teaching pedagogy (60 cr) and in Academic leadership program. I have been a president of Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology. I am a chairman of Food Culture Society in South-West of Finland. I am also active member of E3S (European Sensory Science Society) and specifically in both children and taste sensitivity groups. Currently I am very fascinated by individual differences in multisensory perception connected to eating behavior and experiences as well as sensory-based food education for children and adults. 

The Polak Young Investigator Award (2006), Academy of Finland award for Social impact (2012) Docent of a Year (2017, University of Turku & Åbo Akademi)

Education/Academic qualification

Flavour chemistry and perception, adjuct professor, University of Turku, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

foodchemistry, PhD, University of Turku, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

External positions

professor in sensory perception, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine

1 Sep 201931 Aug 2021

affiliated scientist, Monell Chem Senses Ctr, Monell Chemical Senses Center, University of Pennsylvania

31 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Sensory Science
  • Taste
  • Odour
  • Multisensory perception and learning

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

Publications

Cross-national differences in child food neophobia: A comparison of five European countries

Proserpio, C., Almli, V. L., Sandvik, P., Sandell, M., Methven, L., Wallner, M., Jilani, H., Zeinstra, G. G., Alfaro, B. & Laureati, M., Apr 2020, In : Food Quality and Preference. 81, 9 p., 103861.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Fruit and vegetable consumption among 3-5-year-old Finnish children and their parents: Is there an association?

Kahkonen, K., Hujo, M., Sandell, M., Ronka, A., Lyytikainen, A. & Nuutinen, O., Jun 2020, In : Food Quality and Preference. 82, 9 p., 103886.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Individual differences in texture preferences among European children: Development and validation of the Child Food Texture Preference Questionnaire (CFTPQ)

Laureati, M., Sandvik, P., Almli, V. L., Sandell, M., Zeinstra, G. G., Methven, L., Wallner, M., Jilani, H., Alfaro, B. & Proserpio, C., Mar 2020, In : Food Quality and Preference. 80, 9 p., 103828.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Linking volatile and non-volatile compounds to sensory profiles and consumer liking of wild edible Nordic mushrooms

Aisala, H., Manninen, H., Laaksonen, T., Linderborg, K. M., Myoda, T., Hopia, A. & Sandell, M., 30 Jan 2020, In : Food Chemistry. 304, 9 p., 125403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Factors explaining individual differences in taste sensitivity and taste modality recognition among Finnish adults

Puputti, S., Aisala, H., Hoppu, U. & Sandell, M., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Sensory Studies. 34, 4, 11 p., 12506.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research

Sandell, M. & Knaapila, A.

21/03/2020 → …

Project: Research project

Human taste sensitivity and multisensory perception of food

Sandell, M., Hoppu, U. & Puputti, S.

01/09/201731/08/2021

Project: Research project

Innovative consumer-driven multisensory food experience

Sandell, M., Forsman, L., Lundén, S. & Hopia, A.

01/01/201730/06/2020

Project: Research project

Olfactory healthcare application

Sandell, M.

01/04/201631/12/2018

Project: Research project

Value added compounds from food industry by-products

Sandell, M.

01/05/201530/06/2017

Project: Research project

Prizes

Academy of Finland award

Mari Anneli Sandell (Recipient), 9 Nov 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Polak Young Investigator Award

Mari Sandell (Recipient), 26 Apr 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Vuoden dosentti

Mari Anneli Sandell (Recipient), 20 Mar 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

  • 15 Pre-examiner of doctoral thesis
  • 10 Membership or other role in public Finnish or international organization
  • 8 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Invited talk

Elintarviketieteiden seura, Aistinvaraisen tutkimuksen jaosto (External organisation)

Mari Sandell (Chair)
8 Apr 2020 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Pre-examiner of PhD Thesis, Kati Väkeväinen

Mari Sandell (Pre-examiner)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Pre-examiner of PhD Thesis, Kaisa Sandell

Mari Sandell (Pre-examiner)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

EuroSense 2020: 9th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Researc h

Mari Sandell (Scientific Committee Member)
2020 → …

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

Pre-examiner of PhD thesis Petteri Puska

Mari Sandell (Pre-examiner)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis