Friday 17.6 at 6pm: Microbiology in Everyday Life, a lecture by microbiologist Elias Hakalehto

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily invited to Microbiology in Everyday Life, a lecture by microbiologist Elias Hakalehto, on Friday 17.6 at 6pm. Elias Hakalehto is adjunct Professor in Biotechnical Microbe Analytic at the University of Eastern Finland.   The lecture will explain how microbes can contribute to water hygiene, food, health, industry and much more. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Microbiology in Everyday Life It will contain association with water hygiene, food, health, industries, where microbes could be utilized. It is important for us to know about these minor organisms whose impact in our life is huge. In nature they contribute to the circulation of matter. Several foods are manufactured with the aid of microbes. They could be exploited in waste treatment in such a way that organic matter could be recycled. In fact, the reactions used in petrochemical refineries originate from biomass reactions. We need to understand the microbial life also in order to protect our health better. Elias Hakalehto About myself. I graduated from the University of Helsinki as a microbiologist at 1983. Afterwards, have been involved in environmental protection, research on probiotics, microbial detection, industrial project development. Studied in London and Canterbury, UK, biotechnology 1984-85. Then I was the first researcher in a joint project between University of Helsinki and Valio, regarding the strategies for Valio´s positioning at the probiotics market. Later on moved to Kuopio, where have been teaching microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, and since 1992 acting as project leader in many diagnostics and industrial microbiology projects. Before that 1989-90 I was doing research at Jerusalem University, Israel, in the Biotechnology Unit. Since 1997 my own company, Finnoflag Oy, was activated. She has been promoting new concepts in microbiological research, for example the PMEU (Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit). I did my PhD Thesis at 2000 for the University of Kuopio, and have carried out many consultations in fields of microbiology and biotechnology, acting also since 2009 as a R&D Director at Samplion Oy. Some of the latest activities have been related to the establishment of bio refineries industries together with several clients. In the clinical field we have had a hospital validation of the PMEU system going on for about a year. This technology has been tested also at water departments in the Polaris project. Since 2008 I have been nominated as an Adjunct Professor in Biotechnical Microbe Analytics, now in the University of Eastern Finland.