Mari Lehtonen

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Description of research and teaching

Teaching experience

University lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Food Chemistry

Course planning, lecturing, supervision of laboratory tasks, reading reports and examinations, course evaluation. Teaching in Finnish and English.

- EK331 Research Methods (8 ects)

- EK221 Vitamins and other bioactive compounds (5 ects)

- ETK130 Food legislation and control (3 ects)

- EK212 Proteins (3 ects)

- ETK225 Basic Food Analysis (5 ects)

Assistant at the University of Helsinki, Food Technology

Supervision of laboratory tasks, reading reports and examinations, participation in course evaluation. Teaching in Finnish.

- Basic course in sensory research (10 ects)

- Physical chemistry of food (5 ects)

- Food physics (5 ects)

Supervision experience

- 8 MSc Theses (40 ects)

- 3 BSc Theses (5 ects)

- Supervision of research trainees (1–15 ects)

 

Education information

Doctor of Science, 2012, University of Helsinki, Food Chemistry

Master of Science, 2004, University of Helsinki, Analytical Chemistry

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Curriculum Vitae

Current position

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Food Chemistry, 1.1.2016–31.12.2018

Previous work experience

 Post-doctoral researcher, ETH Zürich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Laboratory of Food Biochemistry, 14.7.–31.12.2015

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Food Chemistry, 1.7.2014–31.6.2015, 1.–31.9.2013

University lecturer (Food Chemistry), University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Food Chemistry, 1.10.2013–31.6.2014

Senior researcher, National Institute of Health and Welfare, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, Disease risk unit, 1.6.2012–31.8.2013

Doctoral student, University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Food Chemistry, 1.1.2007–31.5.2012

Researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Food Technology, Division of Food Technology, 1.5.2006–31.12.2006

Research assistant, University of Helsinki, Department of Food Technology, Division of Food Technology, 1.12.2005–30.4.2006

Researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Food Technology, Division of Food Technology, 1.6.2004–30.11.2005

Latest publications

  1. Environmentally-compatible alkyd paints stabilized by wood hemicelluloses

    Mikkonen, K. S., Kirjoranta, S., Xu, C., Hemming, J., Pranovich, A., Bhattarai, M., Peltonen, L., Kilpeläinen, P., Maina, N., Tenkanen, M., Lehtonen, M. & Willför, S., 16 Mar 2019, In : Industrial Crops and Products. 133, p. 212-220

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    Encapsulation of fish oil in protein aerogel micro-particles

    Selmer, I., Karnetzke, J., Kleemann, C., Lehtonen, M., Mikkonen, K. S., Kulozik, U. & Smirnova, I., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Food Engineering.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Functionality of spruce galactoglucomannans in oil-in-water emulsions

    Bhattarai, M., Pitkänen, L. M., Kitunen, V., Korpinen, R., Ilvesniemi, H., Kilpeläinen, P. O., Lehtonen, M. I. & Mikkonen, K. S., 2019, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 86, p. 154-161

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Potential Food Hydrocolloids from Nordic Forests - Wood Hemicelluloses are Multifunctional Emulsion Stabilizers

    Mari Lehtonen (Speaker)
    27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Hexanal releasing spruce galactoglucomannan aerogels for active packaging of fresh fruit

    Mari Lehtonen (Speaker)
    27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. The Mechanism of Wood Extravtives in Isolated Hemicelluloses Against Lipid Oxidation

    Mari Lehtonen (Supervisor)
    Feb 2017 → …

    Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

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