Pekka Varmanen
  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

1994 …2021

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Description of research and teaching

Our research is focused on molecular biology and functional genomics of non-pathogenic (dairy starters, probiotic lactobacilli, propionibacteria) and pathogenic bacteria (streptococci, staphylococci) that are adapted to food-environment.

We exploit gene and omics-level approaches combined with microbiological and biochemical analyses to study cell-physiology in beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in diverse food systems and materials. The ultimate goal of these research projects is to provide novel information to gain maximal benefit of beneficial bacteria as well as to combat pathogens in foods.

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • 412 Animal science, dairy science
  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.