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New solutions to antibiotic resistance 

Discover how the use of antibiotics for animals can be reduced and how arctic berries can provide a solution to the super bacteria challenge.

About the webinar

Antibiotic resistance is increasing exponentially. Did you know that only 20% of all antibiotics are used on humans and 80% in animal husbandry? The global use of antibiotics is increasing, and low-cost alternatives are needed.
In our webinar, we will provide insights into two research services providing health care professionals and pharmaceutical companies alternative paths to take in fighting antibiotic resistance.


  1. Research to develop a viable alternative to the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry will be described. Protein based vaccines, administered via oral route, produced cheaper than antibiotics provide protection against common animal health problems.
  2. Research to develop new type of antimicrobial therapy against antibiotic resistant microbes will be shared in the webinar. This therapy is based on natural compounds present in arctic berry plants. The therapy can be applied for example on skin infections and on wound healing process.



Hanna-Leena Alakomi

Research Team Leader, Food and Process Microbiology team working on management of harmful microbes


Marinus (Marco) Casteleijn 
Senior Research Scientist, Project Manager, working on innovations in the pharmaceutical industry, food solutions and materials science



Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä

Principal Scientist, Project Manager on Nordic berry species and their bioactive compounds, especially phenolic secondary metabolites and their utilization in industrial applications in cosmetics and pharma

Webinar Antibiotics: Sami Kazi

Webinar Host - Sami Kazi
Senior Principal Scientist, Research Team Leader in smart energy and built environment


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