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Here you will find information about Research groups in the PathoGenoMics fields from the ERA-NET partner countries (Austria, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain).
This information is supposed to support cooperation between researchers from different European countries
and thus enhance the development of a European Research Area for PathoGenoMics .


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  • researcher names
  • Institution of the respective researcher, city and country of his/her institution
  • Contact data of the researcher (address, phone, email)
  • Research topics and studied microorganisms of the researcher
  • Special techniques applied by the researcher
  • Potential cooperation topics suggested by the researcher

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Name: MD, PhD Huovinen, Pentti
Address: PO Box 57
Institution: Department of Microbial Ecology and Inflammation, National Public Health Institute
City: Turku Zip: FI-20521
Country: Finland Phone: +358 2 331 6601
    Fax: fax +358 2 331 6699


Research Topics:
Key words: Antimicrobial resistance, surveillance, microbiota, macrolide resistance, otitis media, antibiotic use, diagnostics of infectious diseases, Our main goal is to study bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents and effect of antimicrobials on normal microbiota. We study also mechanisms of macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance. Antibiotic use in primary health care is one of the study topics as well as surveillance of bacterial resistance in Finland.


Organisms studied:
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Salmonellae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


Special methods / technologies:
Beside all common methods we use also pyrosequencing and DGGE.


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
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