Hannu Korkeala


Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • Epidemiology, diagnostics, and genetics of psyhrotrophic and spore-forming bacteria
  • Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
  • Mechanism of psyhrotrophy

Recent administravite duties and assessment experience

  • Head of the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2010-2013
  • Head of the Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, 1998-2009
  • Director of Applied Bioscience Graduate School, 2009-2014
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. 2001-2003
  • Member of the expert group in evaluating of activities of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, 2010-2011
  • Evaluation of the Veterinary Faculty VetSuisse at University of Zurich, 2009
  • Evaluation of the quality and impact of Food Science and Safety of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, Member of the evaluation panel, 2009
  • Scientific expert panel for Listeria monocytogenes in Foods, ILSI Risk Science Institute, Alexandria, USA, 2003
  • Member of the expert group in European System of Evaluating of Veterinary Training in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy, 2002 


  • Walter Frei Preis, 2010
  • Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2010-
  • Honorary member of the Finnish Society of Food Science and Technology, 2007-
  • Topi Salmi Scientific Prize, 2007
  • Foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, 2007-
  • The Veterinarian of the Year, 2006
  • Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, 2004
  • Honorary member of the Society of the Finnish Veterinary Food Hygienists
  • Golden Medal of the Finnish Veterinary Association, 1992

Latest publications

  1. Genomic Epidemiology and Phenotyping Reveal on-Farm Persistence and Cold Adaptation of Raw Milk Outbreak-Associated Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

    Castro, H., Jaakkonen, A., Hakakorpi, A., Hakkinen, M., Isidro, J., Korkeala, H., Lindström, M. & Hallanvuo, S., 14 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 12 p., 1049.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. MdrL, a major facilitator superfamily efflux pump ofListeria monocytogenesinvolved in tolerance to benzalkonium chloride

    Jiang, X., Yu, T., Xu, Y., Wang, H., Korkeala, H. & Shi, L., Feb 2019, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 103, 3, p. 1339-1350 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Changes in Transcriptome of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis IP32953 Grown at 3 and 28 degrees C Detected by RNA Sequencing Shed Light on Cold Adaptation

    Virtanen, J-P., Keto-Timonen, R., Jaakkola, K., Salin, N. & Korkeala, H., 27 Nov 2018, In : Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 8, 19 p., 416.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Xiaobing Jiang

    Hannu Korkeala (Host)
    Dec 2016Dec 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  2. Yu Tao

    Hannu Korkeala (Host)
    Dec 2016Dec 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  3. The Annual Finnish Veterinary Congress 2015

    Hannu Korkeala (Poster Presentation)
    2 Dec 20154 Dec 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest prizes

  1. Dr. h.c. of the University of Liege, Belgium

    Hannu Korkeala (Recipient) & Hannu Korkeala (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Walter Frei-Preis 2010

    Hannu Korkeala (Recipient), 30 Apr 2011

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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