Evira Science Day 9.10.2014


<p>We wish you a warm welcome to learning more about the scientific research of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. A fascinating and extensive poster collection, and presentations on animal health and welfare and food safety are on display.</p>

The Science Day is open to everyone, and no preliminary enrolment is needed.

The Science Day will run from 9.30 am to 1.30 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 to 11.00 am Animal health and welfare and zoonoses
Chaired by Senior Researcher, PhD Riikka Holopainen, Veterinary Virology Research Unit

Infectious Bronchitis (IB) in chickens in Finland
Researcher, Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine Niina Tammiranta, Veterinary Virology Research Unit

Study of IPNV infections in the fish species of Finnish inland waters
Researcher, Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine Mia Eriksson-Kallio, Production Animal and Wildlife Health Research Unit

Ruminant viruses spread by biting midges - Bluetongue and Schmallenberg
Senior Researcher, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Ulla Rikula, Veterinary Virology Research Unit

Results from surveys to fodder producers, conducted as part of the risk assessment project concerning Salmonella infections from fodder
Researcher, Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine Maria Rönnqvist, Risk Assessment Research Unit


12.00 am to 1.30 pm Food safety
Chaired by Senior Researcher, PhD Johannes Aarnikunnas, Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit

A Yersinia pseudotuberculosis epidemic originating in raw milk
Senior Researcher, PhD Saija Hallanvuo, Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit

Campylobacteria risk assessment
Researcher, M.Sc. Antti Mikkelä and Researcher, PhD Manuel Gonzalez, Risk Assessment Research Unit

What is source attribution? - What is intake assessment?
Senior Researcher, PhD Jukka Ranta, Risk Assessment Research Unit

Shiga toxic E. coli O157 in Finnish cattle - results of the EHEC monitoring programme
Researcher, M.Sc. (Tech.)  Anniina Jaakkonen, Food and Feed Microbiology Research Unit

Further information on Evira's scientific research

For further information on the Science Day, please contact:

Research Director Liisa Sihvonen, tel. +358 50 553 9226

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