Thesis defence 31st March 2017

Festus Anasonye will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled “Treatment of organic aromatic contaminants in soil with fungi and biochar” on 31st March 2017 at 12 noon in lecture hall 6 of the Viikki B building (Latokartanonkaari 7-9). Professor Martin Hofrichter, Technische Universität (TU) Dresden, Germany will serve as the opponent.

Thesis defences in December

Suvi Simpanen will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “Evaluation of in situ remediation methods in soils contaminated with organic pollutants” on 2nd December 2016 at 12 noon in the Aalto auditorium of the Lahti science park (Niemenkatu 73, Lahti). Professor Marko Virta, University of Helsinki will serve as the opponent.

Jing Cheng will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “The development of intestinal microbiota in childhood and host-microbe interactions in pediatric celiac disease” on 5th December 2016 at 12 noon in the Walter lecture room of the Viikki EE building (Agnes Sjöberginkatu 2). Docent Arthur Ouwehand, DuPont Nutrition & Health will serve as the opponent.

Julija Svirskaite will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “Life in extreme environments: Physiological changes in host cells during the infection of halophilic archaeal viruses” on 9th December 2016 at 12 noon in lecture room B5 of the Viikki B building (Latokartanonkaari 7). Professor Per Saris, University of Helsinki will serve as the opponent.

Tatiana Demina will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “Molecular characterization of new archaeal viruses from high salinity environments” on 16th December 2016 at 12 noon in lecture room 511 of the Korona Info Centre (Viikinkaari 11). Professor Jarkko Hantula, LuKe will serve as the opponent.

Markos Mölsä will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled “Rapid Identification of Selected Pathogens in Biothreat Preparedness” on 16th December 2016 at 12 noon in lecture hall 1 of the Hammasklinikka (Kytösuontie 9). Professor Hermann Meyer, Institut für Mikrobiologie der Bundeswehr, Germany will serve as the opponent.

Johanna Rytioja will defend her thesis on August 26th

Johanna Rytioja will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “Enzymatic plant cell wall degradation by the white rot fungus Dichomitus squalens” in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, on 26 August 2016 at 12:00 in the Infokeskus Korona, auditorio 2, Viikinkaari 11.

Associate Professor Kiyohiko Igarashi, University of Tokyo, Japan, will serve as the opponent.

Pia Rasinkangas will defend her PhD on August 26th

Pia Rasinkangas will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “New Insights into the Biogenesis of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Pili and the In Vivo Effects of Pili” in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, on 26 August 2016 at 12:00 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, EE-building, Walter-hall, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2.

Professor Seppo Salminen, University of Turku, will serve as the opponent.

14th Finnish Microbial Pathogenesis Days, August 24-25, 2016

The (traditional) 14th Fin Mic Path Days will be organized on August 24-25, 2016.

See the meeting program at the web site:
http://www.helsinki.fi/finmicpath/Index.html

Please register to the meeting now either at the
web site or through this link: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/70885/lomake.html

The invited speakers are: Virginia Miller (Univ North Carolina, USA), Axel Brakhage (Jena, Germany) and John van der Oost (Wageningen, Netherlands).