Tapani Alatossava was born in Tervola, Finland, in 1953. He received the M.S. degree in biochemistry and the Ph.D. degree in genetics from University of Oulu, Finland, in 1979 and 1987, respectively. Since 1991, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of microbial and molecular genetics at University of Oulu, and since 2000, he has beenappointed as an Adjunct Professor of applied microbiology at University of Kuopio (presently called University of Eastern Finland). From 1996 to 2000, he worked as a Research Professor of food biotechnology and from 2000 to 2002 as a Professor of biotechnology at University of Oulu. Since 2002, he has been serving as a Professor of dairy technology at University of Helsinki, Finland. He served as a Visiting Professor in several countries including Switzerland, USA, and France. His main areas of research are Lactobacillus and their phages, DNA-based identifications of bacterial species and strains, and novel techniques to control growth of food spoilage and pathogenic microbes.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011