Photo of Tapani Alatossava
  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

1993 …2020

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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.

 

 

Fields of Science

  • 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

Consumption of differently processed milk products in infancy and early childhood and the risk of islet autoimmunity

Koivusaari, K., Syrjälä, E., Niinistö, S., Takkinen, H-M., Ahonen, S., Åkerlund, M., Korhonen, T. E., Toppari, J., Ilonen, J., Peltonen, J., Nevalainen, J., Knip, M., Alatossava, T., Veijola, R. & Virtanen, S. M., 28 Jul 2020, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 124, 2, p. 173-180 8 p., 0007114520000744.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Information Stored in a Phage Particle: Lactobacillus delbrueckii Bacteriophage LL-H as a Case

Munsch-Alatossava, P. & Alatossava, T., 2020, Biocommunication of Phages. Witzany, G. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 183-197 15 p.

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

Potential of N2 gas flushing to hinder dairy-associated biofilm formation and extension

Munsch-Alatossava, P. & Alatossava, T., 28 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 14 p., 1675.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

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

Open Access
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Quality and Safety of Bovine Raw Milk: Present Challenges and Technological Solutions

Munsch-Alatossava, P. & Alatossava, T., 17 Jul 2019, Milk Production, Processing and Marketing. Javed, K. (ed.). London: IntechOpen, 16 p.

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

Open Access
File

Prizes

Vuorineuvos Matti Sundbergin laaturahaston apuraha

Alatossava, Tapani (Recipient), 10 Mar 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

  • 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

Tuoreus ja tuotekestävyys maitoketjun kilpailukykytekijöinä

Tapani Alatossava (Speaker)

11 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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