Tarja Pitkänen Research Group
Tarja Pitkänen’s group research interests focus on environmental health and environmental microbiology. Specifically, the group expertise covers water microbiology in terms how waterborne microbes might endanger the health of water users. This entails microbes and methods used for water quality monitoring and fecal source tracking, and pathogens causing waterborne and zoonotic infections. The research group leader Tarja Pitkänen is co-affiliated with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, a governmental research institute in Finland.
Our research projects focus of microbial method development, risk assessment and characterization of fecal contamination in multipurpose...
Tarja Pitkänen, specialist in water safety, appointed as associate professor of environmental health in the HOH Helsinki One Health research network
Water is the foundation of all life. Although clean water is often taken for granted in developed countries, securing its availability in a...
COVID-19 seminars: Next seminar 26.5.2021 at 12
The seminars bring together Finnish researchers who are active in COVID-19 research and the general audience who are interested in COVID-19...
Tarja Pitkänen Publications