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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Professional appointments

University Lecturer (2008-), Dept. of Food Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

Senior Assistant  (2006-08), Dept. of Food Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

Senior Assistant/Researcher  (2002-05), Dept. of Food Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

Researcher (1991-2001), Dept. of Food Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

Junior Assistant (1981-90), Dept. of Meat Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

Research Assistant (1975-81), Dept. of Meat Technology, Univ. of Helsinki

  

Academic background

Principal Investigator in Meat Technology 2010-

Docent in Meat Technology 2006

PhD 1994, LicSc 1989, MSc 1977 (Meat technology), University of Helsinki, Finland.

  

Research topics

Physiology of pig and muscle conversion to meat

Quality of meat and meat products (color, drip, texture, water-binding capacity)

Preparation of meat products with reduced salt content

 

  

Teaching

Meat Science, laboratory course (master’s degree)

Meat technology, pilot plant and laboratory course (master’s degree)

Lectures in Meat Microbiology (master’s degree)

Meat Microbiology, laboratory course (master’s degree)

Food process design (bachelor’s degree)

Co-supervisor for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. 

 

 

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

Publications 1978 2015

  • 66 Article
  • 17 Conference contribution
  • 4 Chapter
  • 3 Anthology or special issue

Effect of Various Phyto-extracts on Physico-chemical, Colour, and Oxidative Stability of Pork Frankfurters

Wagh, R. V., Chatli, M. K., Ruusunen, M., Puolanne, E. & Ertbjerg, P., Aug 2015, In : Asian - Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 28, 8, p. 1178-1186 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Effect of pre-rigor temperature incubation on sarcoplasmic protein solubility, calpain activity and meat quality in porcine muscle

Liu, J., Ruusunen, M., Puolanne, E. & Ertbjerg, P., 2013, Proceedings of 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology. Serdaroğlu, M., Öztürk, B. & Akcan, T. (eds.). Izmir: IcoMST, 4 p. S6B-12

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

High early post-mortem temperature induces activation of AMP-activated protein kinase and development of pale, soft and exudative characteristics in turkey muscles

Zhu, X., Ruusunen, M., Gusella, M., Ylä-Ajos, M., Xu, X., Zhou, G. & Puolanne, E., 2013, In : Meat Science. 93, 3, p. 600-606 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities 2002 2012

  • 8 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 5 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)
  • 3 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis
  • 2 Public Talks

Supervisor of Master thesis

Marita Ruusunen (Supervisor)
20122013

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

Valvoja ja ohjaaja

Marita Ruusunen (Supervisor)
20112013

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

Lihateknologien 50-vuotissyntymäpäivät

Marita Ruusunen (Speaker: Presenter)
13 Jan 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Journal)

Marita Ruusunen (Reviewer)
2011

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

Master thesis

Marita Ruusunen (Co-supervisor)
20112012

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