Organisationsprofil

Organisationsprofil

The Department houses ten research groups, the focus of which are food hygiene, environmental hygiene, toxicology, and monitoring of environmental health care. In addition, research is conducted in meat inspection and slaughterhouse hygiene.

Monitoring research complements well the research of molecular biology. Together they provide a strong area of expertise in food and environmental hygiene.

The research is closely connected to the practical problems arising in food safety. The foundation of high-quality research is up-to-date research methods, a focus area for competence in researcher education. One important focus area of the department is research in functional genomics, which enables, for example, recognition of genes responsible for the cold tolerance of bacteria.


Top research

Research conducted at the department is regularly evaluated by international committees. In the latest evaluation in 2012, the department received outstanding scores of 24/25. During the previous evaluations committee particularly commended the department on the management of research, researcher education program, and industry connections.

Research groups led by professor Johanna Björkroth, Marja-Liisa Hänninen, and Hannu Korkeala were a part of the Academy of Finland designated Centre of Excellence in Microbial Food Safety Research from 2008 to 2013. Professor Raimo Pohjanvirta's research group was a part of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Health Risk Analysis of the National Public Health Institute from 2002 to 2007.

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

Projekt 2003 2020

Publikationer 1997 2019

Öppen tillgång
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Assessment of animal welfare problems in Finnish cattle and pig farms based on official inspection reports

Väärikkälä, S. S., Hänninen, L. T. & Nevas, M. A., 22 maj 2019, I : Animals. 9, 5, 19 s., 263.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
Fil

Atypical Hemolytic Listeria innocua Isolates Are Virulent, albeit Less than Listeria monocytogenes

Moura, A., Disson, O., Lavina, M., Thouvenot, P., Huang, L., Leclercq, A., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Eshwar, A. K., Stephan, R. & Lecuit, M., apr 2019, I : Infection and Immunity. 87, 4, 13 s., e00758-18.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Compliance in own-check systems poses challenges in small-scale slaughterhouses

Törmä, K., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M. & Lunden, J., jan 2019, I : Food Control. 95, s. 27-33 7 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
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Aktiviteter 1986 2019

Beata Wysok

Rauni Kivistö (Värd)
1 jun 201931 aug 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Tutkimusdatan hallinnan perusteet

Rauni Kivistö (Närvarande)
5 mar 2019

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

Sisäilmastoseminaari 2019

Rauni Kivistö (Närvarande)
14 mar 2019

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

Artificial Intelligence Workshop – Speed up your literature discovery & review with Iris.ai

Rauni Kivistö (Närvarande)
25 apr 2019

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

MATINE (Extern organisation)

Johanna Björkroth (Styrelsemedlem)
1 dec 20191 dec 2022

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

Priser

2. posteripalkinto, Eläinlääkäripäivät 2015

Elina Felin (!!Recipient), 2 dec 2015

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

American Society for Microbiology Best Poster Prize

Hanna Castro (!!Recipient), 25 aug 2016

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Annual Finnish Veterinary Meeting 2011 Poster award (Honourable mention)

Sonja Virtanen (!!Recipient), 30 nov 2011

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Press / media

Research of meat spoilage

Elina Jääskeläinen

26/05/2016

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Interview: This is spoiled!

Johanna Björkroth

14/04/2016

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media