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Description of research and teaching

Research interests

Campylobacter and Cryptosporidium spp. as zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens

  • Taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution
  • Genomic epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Virulence


I am responsible for organizing and teaching the Environmental Health course for students of veterinary medicine in the curriculum of veterinary medicine. Environmental Health is defined in the curriculum as a topic addressing biological, physical and chemical factors in the living environment, which may have an impact on human health at individual and population level.

Central teaching topics include:

• Microbiological and chemical quality of drinking water

• Safety of indoor and outdoor swimming

• Indoor and outdoor air quality

• Waste handling

• Strategies and policy to protect regional and global environmental health

• Legislation in control of environmental health




Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Campylobacter

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
  • INNUENDO whole genome and core genome MLST schemas and datasets for Campylobacter jejuni

    Rossi, M. (Creator), Da Silva, M. S. (Contributor), Ribeiro-Gonçalves, B. F. (Contributor), Nuno Silva, D. (Contributor), Machado, M. P. (Contributor), Oleastro, M. (Contributor), Borges, V. (Contributor), Isidro, J. (Contributor), Viera, L. (Contributor), Barker, D. O. R. (Contributor), Llarena, A. (Contributor), Halkilahti, J. (Contributor), Jaakkonen, A. (Contributor), Kivistö, R. (Contributor), Kovanen, S. (Contributor), Nieminen, T. (Contributor), Hänninen, M. (Contributor), Salmenlinna , S. (Contributor), Hakkinen, M. (Contributor), Garaizar , J. (Contributor), Bikandi, J. (Contributor), Hilbert, F. (Contributor), Taboada, E. N. (Contributor) & Carrico, J. A. (Contributor), Zenodo, Jul 2018


  • Vuoden tieteellinen artikkeli 2021

    Olkkola, Satu (Recipient), Rossi, Mirko (Recipient), Jaakkonen, Anniina (Recipient), Simola, Maria (Recipient), Tikkanen, Jouni (Recipient), Hakkinen, Marjaana (Recipient), Tuominen, Pirkko (Recipient), Huitu, Otso (Recipient), Niemimaa, Jukka (Recipient), Henttonen, Heikki (Recipient) & Kivistö, Rauni (Recipient), 15 Nov 2022

    Prize: Prizes and awards