Evira Science Day, 8 October 2015


<p>The programme of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's annual Evira Science Day presents the entire range of Evira's scientific research in an extensive poster exhibition and through presentations on animal health and welfare and food safety.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

The Science Day is open to all – no advance registration is necessary.

The Science Day will be held from 9.30 am to 2 pm in Evira's head office in the Viikki district of Helsinki, at Mustialankatu 3.

Welcoming address.
Research Director, Professor Liisa Sihvonen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.

9.30 am to 11.15 am Animal health and welfare
chaired by Researcher, DVM PhD Maria Rönnqvist and Senior Reseacher, DVM PhD Ulla-Maija Kokkonen

The equine disease project
Senior Researcher, DVM PhD Ulla-Maija Kokkonen, Veterinary Virology Research Unit

Escherichia coli infection in broiler chicken
Senior Researcher Tarja Pohjanvirta, Veterinary Bacteriology Research Unit

MRSA infections in people and pigs on pig farms
Senior Researcher, M.Sc. (Tech.) Suvi Nykäsenoja, Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit

The effects of neonicotinoids on honeybees
Senior Researcher, PhD Kati Hakala, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit

Transmission model of salmonella in feed
Senior Researcher, PhD, docent Jukka Ranta, Risk Assessment Research Unit


12.15 pm to 1.55 pm Food safety
chaired by Senior Researcher, DVM PhD Helena Pastell and Researcher, Lc.Sc (Agr. & For.) Arja Pohto

Sheep as reservoir for Yersinia enterocolitica
Laboratory Engineer Kirsi-Maria Eklund, Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit

Fineli Finnish Food Composition Database and Evira
Senior Researcher, D.Sc. (Food Sciences) Helena Pastell, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit

Status report on Talvivaara
Senior Researcher, PhD Eija-Riitta Venäläinen, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit

Research of control
Senior Inspector, Specialist in Veterinary Medicine, Hygiene of Food Production Tiina Läikkö-Roto, Food Hygiene Unit

Soy-based nutritional supplements
Senior Researcher, PhD Tero Hirvonen, Risk Assessment Research Unit

Read more about Evira scientific research .

For further information on the Science Day, please contact:
Research Director, Professor Liisa Sihvonen, tel. +358 50 553 9226



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