Scientific Research Council

The Scientific Research Council is tasked with promoting all scientific research activities related to the organisation's fields of operation. The term of office is from 23 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 and the council generally convenes once a year.

The invited members of the council who have accepted the invitation are:

Chairperson:

  • Antti Asikainen, Professor, Executive Vice President Research, Natural Resources Institute Finland


Vice-chairperson:

  • Johanna Björkroth, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Members:

  • Riitta Antikainen, Vice Director of Scientific Research, Director, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Kurt Fagerstedt, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Katri Levonen, Senior Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Department
  • Janne Nieminen, Chief Director, Professor, Finnish Food Authority
  • Antti-Jussi Oikarinen, Director General, Finnish Food Authority
  • Mikko Peltonen, Research Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Olli Peltoniemi, Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Antti Sukura, Professor, Dean, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jari Valkonen, Professor,  University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Suvi Virtanen, Research Professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare

New members may be included in the council subject to a new decision. The secretary for the council is Liisa Maunuksela, Director of Scientific Research, PhD