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  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)



  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2), B416



  • Finland

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Education information



Education/Academic qualification

Food Science, Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Public Health, European College of Veterinary Public Health

Title of docent in the field of Meat Safety and Control, University of Helsinki


  • 413 Veterinary science

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

Publications 2001 2019

Parallel independent evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia

Reuter, S., Connor, T. R., Barquist, L., Walker, D., Feltwell, T., Harris, S. R., Fookes, M., Hall, M. E., Petty, N. K., Fuchs, T. M., Corander, J., Dufour, M., Ringwood, T., Savin, C., Bouchier, C., Martin, L., Miettinen, M., Shubin, M., Riehm, J. M., Laukkanen-Ninios, R. & 13 othersSihvonen, L. M., Siitonen, A., Skurnik, M., Falcao, J. P., Fukushima, H., Scholz, H. C., Prentice, M. B., Wren, B. W., Parkhill, J., Carniel, E., Achtman, M., McNally, A. & Thomson, N. R., 6 May 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 18, p. 6768-6773 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Enteropathogenic Yersinia in the pork production chain: Challenges for control

Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M. & Korkeala, H., Nov 2014, In : Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 13, 6, p. 1165-1191 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Population structure of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis complex according to multilocus sequence typing

Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Didelot, X., Jolley, K. A., Morelli, G., Sangal, V., Kristo, P., Brehony, C., Imori, P. F. M., Fukushima, H., Siitonen, A., Tseneva, G., Voskressenskaya, E., Falcao, J. P., Korkeala, H., Maiden, M. C. J., Mazzoni, C., Carniel, E., Skurnik, M. & Achtman, M., 2011, In : Environmental Microbiology. 13, 12, p. 3114-3127 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis in genotyping Yersinia enterocolitica strains from human and porcine origins

Virtanen, S., Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Ortiz Martínez, P., Siitonen, A., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M. & Korkeala, H., 2013, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51, 7, p. 2154-2159 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Microbial contamination of moose (Alces alces) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) carcasses harvested by hunters

Sauvala, M., Laaksonen, S., Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Jalava, K., Stephan, R. & Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Apr 2019, In : Food Microbiology. 78, p. 82-88 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2016 2018

INNUENDO: A new cross-sectorial platform for the integration of genomics in surveillance of food-borne pathogens

Rossi, M., Llarena, A., Nevas, M., Lundén, J., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Caarico, J., Garaizar , J., Hilbert, F., Salmenlinna , S., Hakkinen , M., Oleastro, M., Mäesaar , M. & Bërziņš , A.

European Food Safety Authority


Project: Research project

Activities 2001 2018

Resident in the European College of Veterinary Public Health

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Attendee)
2012 → …

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

Supervisor of DVM Mikaela Sauvala's postgraduate studies

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Supervisor)
Sep 2014 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis