Public examination of doctoral dissertation: Sequence variability of virulence genes and stress responses in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

5.1.2015

<p> <em>Yersinia pseudotuberculosis</em> has recently caused several epidemics in Finland through fresh produce. The pathogen is capable of growing at refrigeration temperatures, under modified atmospheres and in wide pH range. The objectives of the study were to investigate the genetic variability of virulence genes used in the detection and identification of <em>Y. pseudotuberculosis</em> and to evaluate the stress tolerance mechanisms of the pathogen.</p>

Eveliina Palonen, DVM, employed in the Section for Hygiene in Processing Establishments of the Food Hygiene Unit at the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira will defend her doctoral dissertation at the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Helsinki.

The public examination will be held on 9 th January 2015 at 12 noon in the Walter Hall of the EE Building on Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2 in Viikki, Helsinki.

The abstract on the dissertation. The academic dissertation can be read on this link Sequence variability of virulence genes and stress responses in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.

The public examination will be conducted in Finnish.

Additional information:
Senior Officer Eveliina Palonen, eveliina.palonen /files/images/at-merkki/at-merkki.gif : 1Kb helsinki.fi
tel. +358 (0)40 153 0304 (available from 12.1.2015)

 

 

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