Next seminars

Welcome to Viikki Food Science seminars in spring 2020 as follows

Unless otherwise noted, the seminars are at the Walter Hall of the EE Building, Viikki Campus (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, Helsinki) and start at 15:00 sharp.


January, 23rd, at 15:00

Peter Österberg, PhD, psychology (psycho-physiology/physics – Work & Organizational), Researcher (Department of Economics and Management, University of Helsinki)

What’s the prospect for sustainable food? The case for mental health.


February 13th, at 15:00

Ndegwa Maina, PhD, University Lecturer (Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki)

International development research opportunities and challenges: case mycotoxins


CANCELLED!  March 12th, at 15:00

Claire Berton-Carabin, PhD, Associate Professor (Department of Food Sciences and Agrotechnology, WUR, Wageningen, Netherlands). Host: Prof. Marina Heinonen.

Formation, structure and functionality of interfacial layers in food emulsions


April 2nd, at 15:00 – NOTE: DATE CHANGED!

Daniel Granato, PhD, Associate Professor (Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke))

Chemometrics in food authenticity studies


April 23rd, at 15:00

Kamil Piwowarek, PhD, Researcher and lecturer (Department of Food Biotechnology and Microbiology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland). Host: Dr. Pekka Varmanen.

Propionibacterium spp. – Source of metabolites important for the industry. Possibilities of using waste materials for the production of propionic acid


May 14th, at 15:00

Pia Silventoinen, MSc (Tech), Doctoral Candidate (Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Helsinki) & Research Scientist (Food Solutions, VTT)

Dry fractionation and functionalisation of cereal side streams for improved applicability in foods


Note to doctoral students: You can earn 1–3 credits for FHDP-013 Research Seminar in Food Science by participating in seminar sessions and giving a presentation yourself (for more info see WebOodi).


For more information, and suggestions for future speakers, please contact the coordinator of the seminar series Antti Knaapila (antti.knaapila (at)