Research Director's Review

"Scientific research forms a small but important part of the activities of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira", says Professor Liisa Sihvonen, DVM, Ph.D.

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Introducing Pia Mäkelä, the new Director of the Research and Laboratory Department

Professor Pia Mäkelä, DVM, Ph.D., was appointed as Director of the Research and Laboratory Department as of 16 January 2014.

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Research and Laboratory Department

The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's Research and Laboratory Department produces reliable information for control and for the use of decision-makers and researchers.

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Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit

The research conducted by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit contributes to the management of chemical hazards and nutritional factors in the food supply chain.

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Bayesian modelling as a tool for risk assessment

Introducing Docent Jukka Ranta, Ph.D., Senior Researcher in the Risk Assessment Research Unit at Evira. The modelling of food safety risks is a relatively recent and minor research area in Finland. Senior Researcher Jukka Ranta of the Risk Assessment Unit has been able to use new approaches based on Bayesian methods in his research into food risk assessment by applying them to evidence-based risk calculation that combines several sets of data.

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Evira’s fish virus research is important for both fish health and legislation

Introducing Head of the Veterinary Virology Research Unit at Evira Tuija Gadd, DVM, Ph.D. In international comparisons, the fish disease situation in Finland is good. However, there is a threat of exotic diseases, previously unknown in Finland, spreading via imported fish to wild host fish or fish farms.

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Evira's research publications

Evira conducts scientific research in cooperation with universities, international research institutions and national sector research institutions, making use of existing international and national research networks.

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Evira science events

The Evira Science Day and research seminars have established their position in the dissemination of information on research activities and results for the industry, students and the scientific community.

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