1993 …2019
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

  • M.Sc. degree in biochemistry, Univ. of Oulu, 11.04.1979
  • Phil. Lic. degree in genetics, Univ. of Oulu, 09.04.1981
  • Ph.D. degree in genetics, Univ. of Oulu, 20.08.1987; topic of doctoral dissertation: Molecular Biology of Lactobacillus lactis Bacteriophage LL-H.

 Present employment relationship:

  • Professor of Dairy Technology (in Finnish: maitoteknologian professori), University of Helsinki, since Aug 1st 2002

 

Description of research and teaching

Dairy Technology research groups 

There are two research groups (RC) responsible for research in the field of dairy science and technology at the division of Food Technology: RC headed by Alatossava (professor of dairy technology and RC headed by Varmanen (university lecturer of dairy technology). Both RCs are focusing on dairy microbiology in a complementary way: RC by Alatossava is studing mainly  spoilage psychrotrophs in raw milk and cheese bacteriology. RC by Varmanen is studing mastitis pathogens and probiotics. In methodology both groups prefer novel molecular approaches.

Here are some further data on both RCs. 

RC headed by Alatossava (RCA):

There are two main lines of research going on:

1)      Raw milk microbiology

This research is focusing on identification of raw milk psychrotrophic bacteria, their special features including antibiotic resistance, and population dynamics of psychrotrophs during cold storage, and finally on novel technology  -nitrogen gas (N2) flushing technology- to minimise the growth of psychtrotrophs during cold chain storage. This research has been done by the post doctoral scientist Patricia Munsch-Alatossava.

2)      Lactobacillus phage-host interactions

This research line has been performed since late 1970`s first at the University of Oulu (Dept. of Genetics/Biology) in the phage group headed by TA, and since 2002 in collaboration between Univ. of Helsinki and Univ. of Oulu.

 

 

Keywords

  • 412 Animal science, dairy science
  • milk microbiology
  • dairy technology
  • 416 Food Science
  • Food Biotechnology

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

Publications 1993 2019

N2 Gas-Flushing Prevents Bacteria-Promoted Lipolysis and Proteolysis and Alleviates Auto-Oxidation in Bovine Raw Milk During Cold-Storage

Munsch-Alatossava, P., Ibarra, D., Youbi-Idrissi, M. & Alatossava, T., 24 May 2019, In : Frontiers in sustainable food systems. 3, 8 p., 41.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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A novel processing-based classification and conventional food grouping to estimate milk product consumption in Finnish children

Koivusaari, K., Niinistö, S., Takkinen, H-M., Åkerlund, M., Korhonen, T., Ahonen, S., Toppari, J., Ilonen, J., Veijola, R., Knip, M., Alatossava, T. & Virtanen, S., Nov 2018, In : International Dairy Journal. 86, p. 96-102 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Antibacterial Effects and Modes of Action of the Activated Lactoperoxidase System (LPS), of CO2 and N2 gas as Food-Grade Approaches to Control Bovine Raw Milk-Associated Bacteria

Munsch-Alatossava, P., Gursoy, O., Lorilla, P., Gauchi, J-P. & Alatossava, J. T., Feb 2018, Food Control and Biosecurity. Holban, A. M. & Grumezescu, A. M. (eds.). London: Academic Press, p. 519-541 (Handbook of Food Bioengineering; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Method of treating foodstuff

Alatossava, J. T. & Munsch-Alatossava, P., 21 Mar 2018, IPC No. EPO Bulletin 2018/12, European Patent Office, Patent No. EP 2 162 021 B1, 13 Jun 2008, Priority date 13 Jun 2008, Priority No. 08775479.2

Research output: PatentScientific

Phospholipolysis Caused by Different Types of Bacterial Phospholipases During Cold Storage of Bovine Raw Milk Is Prevented by N2 Gas Flushing

Munsch-Alatossava, P., Käkelä, R., Ibarra, D., Youbi-Idrissi, M. & Alatossava, T., 19 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, 16 p., 1307.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Prizes

Vuorineuvos Matti Sundbergin laaturahaston apuraha

Tapani Alatossava (Recipient), 10 Mar 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2006 2017

  • 4 Types for other activities - Other
  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Public Talks
  • 1 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

80 Years Anniversary Seminar of the Finnish Dairy Research Society

Tapani Alatossava (Attendee)
10 Nov 2017

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

Pre-examiner of the Dissertation manuscript

Tapani Alatossava (Participant)
15 Aug 201612 Sep 2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Yliö-kirjoitus Maaseudun Tulevaisuus-lehdessä 15.6.2016

Tapani Alatossava (Participant)
15 Jun 2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Reseach Seminar

Tapani Alatossava (Attendee)
11 Nov 2016

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

Vuosisemiraari teemana "Maitotalouden tila ja tulevaisuus"

Tapani Alatossava (Speaker: Chair)
11 Nov 2015

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

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