Microbes have a major effect on the ecosystem and humans. Microbes run biogeochemical cycles of the elements, play a major role in the intestines of animals and biotechnology such as waste water treatment and food production, just to mention some. On the other hand, microbes cause diseases for plants, animals and humans.

The Doctoral Programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology covers the entire field of microbiology, i.e., bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses in any environment where microbes can be found. In addition to basic research in microbiology, it includes applied microbiology which is reflected by including microbiologically relevant biotechnology in the program.

Focus area of the program include:

  • environmental microbiology
  • microbial biotechnology
  • genetics and genomics of microbes
  • food microbiology
  • human and animal microbiota
  • microbe evolution
  • microbe-host interactions
  • infection microbiology
  • virology

The researcher community formed around the program is nationally the most significant unit in its field and the only one in Finland in several sub-fields.

The Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry has main responsibility for the programme.

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.


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Tero Ahola

Person: HU, undervisnings- och forskningspersonal


Projekt 2016 2022

Publikationer 2006 2019

Antibacterial polymer fibres by rosin compounding and melt-spinning

Kanerva, M., Puolakka, A., Takala, T. M., Elert, A. M., Mylläri, V., Jönkkäri, I., Sarlin, E., Seitsonen, J., Ruokolainen, J., Saris, P. & Vuorinen, J., 8 maj 2019, I : Materials Today Communications.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Antibiotic resistance in European wastewater treatment plants mirrors the pattern of clinical antibiotic resistance prevalence

Parnanen, K. M. M., Narciso-da-Rocha, C., Kneis, D., Berendonk, T. U., Cacace, D., Thi Thuy Do, Elpers, C., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Henriques, I., Jaeger, T., Karkman, A., Luis Martinez, J., Michael, S. G., Michael-Kordatou, I., O'Sullivan, K., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Schwartz, T., Sheng, H., Sorum, H., Stedtfeld, R. D. & 6 andraTiedje, J. M., Varela Della Giustina, S., Walsh, F., Vaz-Moreira, I., Virta, M. & Manaia, C. M., mar 2019, I : Science Advances. 5, 3, 10 s., 9124.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Draft genome sequences of three monokaryotic isolates of the white-rot basidiomycete fungus Dichomitus squalens

Casado López, S., Peng, M., Daly, P., Andreopoulos, B., Pangilinan, J., Lipzen, A., Riley, R., Ahrendt, S., Ng, V., Barry, K., Daum, C., Grigoriev, I. V., Hilden, S. K., Mäkelä, M. R. & de Vries, R. P., 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) I : Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Fecal pollution can explain antibiotic resistance gene abundances in anthropogenically impacted environments

Karkman, A., Parnanen, K. & Larsson, D. G. J., 8 jan 2019, I : Nature Communications. 10, 8 s., 80.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Aktiviteter 2011 2019

79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marko Virta (!!Invited speaker)
23 sep 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

Statement for the promotion to docent, Chalmers University of Technology

Maija Tenkanen (Deltagare)
11 jan 2019

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperAnnan

JPI Water Scientific and Technological Board (Extern organisation)

Marko Virta (Styrelsemedlem)

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan role i inhemsk/internationell kommitté, råd, styrelse

HiLIFE Symposium: Exploring Cellular Complexity by Cryo-EM

Juha Huiskonen (Ordförande)
28 feb 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Speaker, 257th ACS National Meeting

Maija Tenkanen (!!Speaker)
31 mar 20194 apr 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation