The Team

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Assistant Professor Mirko Rossi (DVM, PhD, Docent). Competences: Evolutionary microbiology, Population genetics, Genome epidemiology, Host-bacterial interaction. Activity in the project: coordinator, leader WP 2 and Task 2.1
  • University Lecturer Mari Nevas (DVM, PhD, Docent). Competences: Food control and regulation. Activity in the project: Task 1.2   
  • University Lecturer Janne Lundén (DVM, PhD, Docent). Competences:Food control and regulation. Activity in the project: involved in Task 1.2
  • Professor Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa (DVM, PhD, ECVPH, Docent). Competences: epidemiology of zoonotic bacteria, international expert in Yersinia spp. Activity in the project: involved in Task 2.1
  • University Lecturer Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (DVM, PhD, Docent). Competences: epidemiology of zoonotic bacteria, international expert in Yersinia spp. Activity in the project:  involved in Task 2.1
  • Post-doctoral researcher Ann-Katrin Llarena (DVM, PhD). Competences: Epidemiology, population genetics. Activity in the project: Involved in Task 1.2, 2.1

University of Lisbon

  • Auxiliary Researcher João André Carriço (MSc, PhD). Competences: molecular epidemiology and phylogenetic inference algorithms, data management and integration, molecular typing methods data analysis. Activity in the project: leader WP 3 and Task 3.3

University of Basque Country, Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine and Nursing, and Science and Technology

  • Professor Javier Garaizar (MD, PhD). Competences: harmonization of typing methods, genomics and epidemiology of Salmonella infections. Activity in the project: leader Task 5.2 and 3.2 (Dissemination), involved in WP 1 and Task 2.2
  • University Lecturer  Joseba Bikandi (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, microbial comparative genomics, genomics and epidemiology of Salmonella infections. Activity in the project: involved in Task 3.1 and 3.2.
  • University Lecturer Aitor Rementeria (MSc, PhD). Competences: microbial comparative genomics. Activity in the project: involved in Task 2.2 and 3.3.
  • University Lecturer Rosario San Millán (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, microbial comparative genomics, genomics and epidemiology of Salmonella infections. Activity in the project: involved in Task 2.2 and 3.3.
  • University Lecturer Ilargi Martínez (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, microbial comparative genomics, genomics and epidemiology of Salmonella infections. Activity in the project: involved in Task 3.1 and 3.2.
  • Professor. Marian Martínez (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, human genetics. Activity in the project: involved in Task 3.1 and 3.2.

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

  • Ao. Univ. Professor Friederike Hilbert (DVM, PhD, ECVPH). Competences: molecular microbiology of foodborne pathogen. Activity in the project: leader Task 2.2
  • Ass. Professor Peter Paulsen (DVM, PhD, ECVPH). Competences: risk assessment, molecular microbiology of foodborne pathogen. Activity in the project: involved in Task 2.2

Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare

  • Dr. Saara Salmenlinna (MSc, PhD). Competences: molecular epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity in the project: leader WP 4 and Task 4.1
  • Jani Halkilahti (MSc). Competences: bioinformatics, genome epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity in the project: involved in WP 1, 3 and Task 4

Finnish Food Safety Authority

  • Dr. Marjaana Hakkinen (MSc, PhD). Competences: molecular epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity in the project: leader Task 4.2

Portuguese National Health Institute

  • Dr. Mónica Oleastro (MSc, PhD). Competences: molecular epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity: leader Task 1.1
  • Dr. Luís Viera (MSc, PhD). Competences: genome sequencing of bacterial species. Activity: involved in WP 3
  • Dr. Vitor Borges (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, microbial comparative genomics. Activity: involved in WP 3
  • Dr. João Paulo Gomes (MSc, PhD). Competences: bioinformatics, microbial comparative genomics. Activity: involved in WP 3 
  • Dr. Cristina B. Correia (MSc, PhD) Competences: Head of the Microbiology Lab, Department of Food and Nutrition Food microbiology, food safety. Activity: involved in Task 1.1

Estonian Veterinary and Food Laboratory

  • Mihkel Mäesaar (MSc). Competences: molecular epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity in the project: involved in Task 4.2

Latvian Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment

  • Assoc. Professor Aivars Bērziņš (DVM, PhD). Competences: molecular epidemiology of zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens. Activity in the project: involved in Task 4.2

Project structure