Evira Science Day, 12 October 2011

6.10.2011

<p>We wish you a warm welcome to hearing some interesting presentations on animal health, animal welfare and food safety. The programme also includes an extensive exhibition presenting the entire range of Evira's scientific research. This event is open to all – no advance registration is necessary.</p>

The Science Day will be held from 9 am to 1 pm in Evira House, Mustialankatu 3, Viikki, Helsinki.

Evira’s science publication 2010
9.00-9.30 Science publication 2010
Director General Jaana Husu-Kallio

Programme
10.00
Address of welcome
Research Director Liisa Sihvonen, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

Animal health and welfare
Chairperson Researcher Kirsti Pekkanen, Veterinary Virology Research Unit, Helsinki
10.00–10.15 am Atypical Zoonoses
Professor Sinikka Pelkonen, Head of Unit, Veterinary Bacteriology Research Unit, Kuopio
10.15–10.30 am Echinococcus situation and research on this parasite
Professor, Antti Oksanen, Head of Unit, Production Animal and Wildlife Health Research Unit, Oulu
10.30–10.45 am Potential routes of entry into Finland of African swine fever – a risk profile
Researcher Jonna Oravainen, Risk Assessment Research Unit, Helsinki
10.45–11.00 am Infectious bronchitis (IB) among chickens – an outbreak in 2011
Researcher Niina Tammiranta, Veterinary Virology Research Unit, Helsinki

11.00 pm to 12.00 noon Lunch

Food safety
Chairperson Senior Researcher Minna Anthoni, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit, Helsinki 12.00–12.15 pm Campylobacter infection in poultry Senior
Researcher Päivikki Perko-Mäkelä, Production Animal and Wildlife Health  Research Unit, Seinäjoki
12.15–12.30 pm Does smoked fish contain excessive levels of PAH compounds?
Researcher Mirja Hokkanen, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit, Helsinki
12.30–12.45 pm Glyfosate residues in cereal grains
Senior Researcher, Kati Hakala, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit, Helsinki
12.45–13.00 pm Do soft drinks contain excessive levels of aluminium?
Senior Researcher Liv Kukkonen, Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit, Helsinki

For further information on the Science Day, please contact
Research Director Liisa Sihvonen
tel. +358 (0)50 553 9226, liisa.sihvonen at-merkki.gif : 1Kb evira.fi

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