Scientific Research Council

The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira’s Scientific Research Council is tasked with promoting all scientific research activities related to Evira's fields of operation. The term of office is from 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2017 and the council generally convenes 1 - 2 times a year.

The invited members of the council who have accepted the invitation are:

  • Matti Aho, Director General, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira
  • Anu Harkki, Research Director, Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke
  • Eero Helle, Docent, PhD, (chair)
  • Hannu Korkeala, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pia Mäkelä, Professor, Head of Reseach Unit, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira
  • Katri Levonen, Senior Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Department
  • Minna Nyström, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Mikko Peltonen, Research Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Olli Peltoniemi, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Marketta Sipi, Professor, Dean, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Antti Sukura, Professor, Dean, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Suvi Virtanen, Research Professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)


New members may be included in the council subject to a new decision.
The secretary for the council is Evira's Director of Scientific Research, Professor Liisa Sihvonen, tel. +358 50 553 9226

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