Dissertation: Antimicrobial Resistance and Its Mechanisms among Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter upsaliensis with a Special Focus on Streptomycin

30.5.2016

Dissertation investigated the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of campylobacter isolated from pigs and dogs. Special focus was on resistance to streptomycin, as there is hardly any research on this as far as campylobacter are concerned, although resistance to streptomycin is, based on previous studies, known to be common among certain species of campylobacter. Mechanisms of resistance to fluoroquinolones and macrolides were also studied, as well as the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among Campylobacter upsaliensis isolated from dogs.

Satu Olkkola, who is a Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine and works in the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit, has conducted her doctoral studies in the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki.

The dissertation will be presented for public examination in the Walter Hall of the EE Building at  Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2 in Viikki, Helsinki on Friday, 3 June 2016 at 12.00 noon.

English Abstract of the dissertation Antimicrobial Resistance and Its Mechanisms among Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter upsaliensis with a Special Focus on Streptomycin.

The dissertation will be conducted in English.

For more information, please contact:

Satu Olkkola, Senior Researcher, tel. +358 40 489 3456

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