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.

Personer

Foto av Johanna Björkroth

Johanna Björkroth

Person: HU, undervisnings- och forskningspersonal, U4 Undervisnings- och forskningspersonal

19922020
Inget foto av Yagmur Derman

Yagmur Derman

Person: U3 Undervisnings- och forskningspersonal, HU

20102017
Foto av Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa

Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa

Person: HU, undervisnings- och forskningspersonal, U4 Undervisnings- och forskningspersonal

19962020

Projekt

Publikationer

Antibioottiresistenssi haastaa monialaiseen yhteistyöhön

Muurinen, J., Cairns, J., Aalto-Araneda, M., Vänttinen, J. & Kaskela, J., 31 jan 2020, I : Suomen lääkärilehti. 75, 5, s. 231 1 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelProfessionell

Consumer perceptions raised by the food safety inspection report: Does the smiley communicate a food safety risk?

Vainio, A., Kaskela, J., Finell, E., Ollila, S. & Lundén, J., apr 2020, I : Food Control. 110, 8 s., 106976.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
Fil

ESKAPE Bacteria and Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Wastewater and Process Water from German Poultry Slaughterhouses

Savin, M., Bierbaum, G., Hammerl, J. A., Heinemann, C., Parcina, M., Sib, E., Voigt, A., Kreyenschmidt, J. & Björkroth, J. (red.), 1 apr 2020, I : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 86, 8, 18 s., e02748-19.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
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Evaluation of criminal sanctions concerning violations of cattle and pig welfare

Väärikkälä, S., Koskela, T., Hänninen, L. & Nevas, M., 19 apr 2020, I : Animals. 10, 4, 11 s., 715.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
Fil

First respiratory transmitted food borne outbreak?

Jalava, K., maj 2020, I : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 226, 3 s., 113490.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Aktiviteter

International Journal of Food Microbiology (Tidskrift)

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Referentgranskare)
2020

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Sisäilmastoseminaari

Rauni Kivistö (Närvarande)
10 mar 2020

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

Food Control (Tidskrift)

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Referentgranskare)
2020

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Supervision of Eerika Hietala's Candidate Thesis in Veterinary Medicine

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Handledare)
2020

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)

Supervision of Kirsi Asikainen's Licentiate Thesis in Veterinary Medicine

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Handledare)
2020

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledning av annat kunskapsprov (pro gradu, licentiatavhandling)

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

Award of the best veterinary student in food hygiene and environmental health

Karoliina Kettunen (!!Recipient), 19 apr 2012

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Tidningsurklipp

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