Presentation on theme: "Introduction to VTT Bioprocessing"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to VTT Bioprocessing Satu Salo, VTT, Finland
2 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT is an independent, contract research organisationVTT is an impartial expert organisation that carries out technical and techno-economic research and development work.The institute is one of the biggest research institutes in the Nordic countriesVTT Biocluster has long-term expertise in co-ordinating large programmesVTT Biocluster has a total staff of about 300 participating presently in 40 EU and other international projects. This institute has been at the forefront of European research to improve the food safety.
3 Materials and building Energy and pulp and paper RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 7 knowledge clusters and 45 knowledge centresMaterials and building7 knowledgecentresDigital informationsystems6 knowledgecentresBiotechnology5 knowledgecentresIndustrial systems7 knowledgecentresTelecommunications6 knowledgecentresEnergy and pulp and paper7 knowledgecentresMicrotechnologies and sensors7 knowledgecentres
4 FINANCING Government project funding Private contracts in Finland Public funding from abroadGovernment basic fundingPrivate contracts from abroad
5 VTT STAFF AND LOCATIONS EspooOuluTampereJyväskyläTurkuLappeenrantaOther locationsTotal•NurmijärviTampereOuluJyväskyläHelsinkiLappeenrantaVaasaTurkuRaaheEspooKuopioKajaani
6 VTT FOR FOOD INDUSTRIES VTT EXPERTISESSUPPORTING FOOD RESEARCHENZYME TECHNOLOGYFERMENTATION TECHNOLOGIESGERMINATION PHYSIOLOGYMETABOLIC ENGINEERING OF PLANTSADVANCED FOOD PROCESSINGFOOD STRUCTURE ENGINEERINGFORMULATION TECHNOLOGYBIOACTIVE COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIESPACKAGING TECHNOLOGIESPROCESS HYGIENE AND MICROBIOLOGICAL SAFETYPROBIOTIC TECHNOLOGIESFLAVOUR PROFILING AND DETECTION OF OFF-FLAVOURSSENSORY EVALUATIONCONSUMER STUDIES
7 Biotechnology Cluster 2006 Juha Ahvenainen, Technology Director MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGYHarri Siitari, Technology ManagerMolecular OncologyMatthias Nees,Team LeaderHigh ThroughputScreeningMerjä Perälä,Biochip TechnologyPetri Saviranta,Molecular DiagnosticsTimo Pulli, Team LeaderImmunotechnologyKristiina Takkinen, Team LeaderCell AdhesionJohanna Ivaska, Team LeaderKinetochoreMarko Kallio, Team LeaderQUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY,BIONANOMATERIALSAND SENSORSRichard Fagerström, Technology ManagerQuantitative Biology and BioinformaticsMatej Orešič,Team LeaderBiosensorsJanusz Sadowski,NanobiomaterialsMarkus Linder,BIOPROCESSINGLaura Raaska, Technology ManagerDevelopment of Industrial Enzymes Kristiina Kruus,Team LeaderEnzymatic Upgrading of Biomaterials Anna Suurnäkki, Team LeaderBiomass Processing Technologies Matti Siika-aho, Team LeaderIndustrial Contaminant controlGun Wirtanen, Team LeaderCELL FACTORYTiina Nakari-Setälä,Technology ManagerMetabolic EngineeringLaura Ruohonen,Team LeaderPlant BiotechnologyKirsi-Marja Oksman- Caldentey,Protein ProductionMarkku Saloheimo, Team LeaderBioprocess Technology Niklas von Weymarn, Team LeaderFOOD BIOTECHNOLOGYAnu Kaukovirta-Norja, Technology ManagerStructure EngineeringKarin Autio, Team LeaderBioprocessing of Plant MaterialsKirsi-Helena Liukkonen,Team LeaderExploitation and Controlof Microbes in FoodProcesses Erna Storgårds,Microbes Beneficialto HealthMaria Saarela, Team LeaderFlavour DesignKatriina Roininen, Team LeaderConsumer Studies Liisa Lähteenmäki, Team Leader
8 BIOPROCESSINGVISIONWe want to be a leading supplier of sustainable industrial solutions exploring renewable raw materials for bioprocessing and biotechnical product engineeringBUSINESS IDEAWe develop innovative biotechnology based products and processes using enzymes and microbial populations.
9 TEAMS AND THEIR CORE COMPETENCES Development of industrial enzymesEnzymatic uppgrading of biomaterialsDiscovery of novel enzymesEnzyme development and protein engineeringEnzymologyFunctionalization technologiesEnzymatic and chemo-enzymatic conversion Novel materials, properties and processesBiomass processingtechnologiesIndustrial contamination controlHydrolytic modification of biopolymersTotal hydrolysisMicrobial processing (composting)Microbial ecology in industrial processesMicrobiological risk assessment and managementBioremediation
10 Core competences Industrial contamination control Aim:Creation of effective and cost-efficient microbiological risk management solutions for the process industry based on deep knowledge on microbial ecology and process conditions.Core competences:Risk assessment of processes and development of risk assessment tools for industry (safety & security)Detection and characterization of industrial contaminantsManagement of harmful microbes during processing and in final product
11 Sampling and analysis methods Possibility to work withpathogenic and anaerobicmicro-organismsP2 pathogen laboratoryanaerobic working and incubationfacilitiesListeria monocytogenesBacillus cereusSalmonella sp.Clostridium sp.Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB)
12 Microbiological risk assessment What are the risks involved?What is the probability and severity of the risk?Hygiene and safety management systems, including:GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)HACCP-programsExpert judgementDevelopment and use of risk assessment tools for industryDevelopment of diagnostics for harmful micro-organismsDetection and characterization of pathogens and harmful microbes
13 DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR INDUSTRY Paperi HYGRAM®Risk assessment and management tool for pulp and paper industryHYGRAM®Risk assessment and management tool for food industryProjectsRisk assessment and traceability in food industry –from industry to (TURVA)Company Risk Assessment Network (CRAN)Scenario development for CBRN Terrorism (IMPACT)
14 Microbiological risk management How can we control the risks most effectively?Microbiological surveys and tracking of contamination routesend product, process equipment, air, raw materials, process environment, personnel)Management of harmful microbesduring processing (pre-emptive and washing and cleaning activities, novel technologies)in final product (preservation)Efficiency of antimicrobial agentsbiocides, disinfectants, novel agentsHygienic equipment design and material choicesComputational fluid dynamicsOptimization of cleaning and disinfection programs
15 EU- project SAFOODNET see more in http://safoodnet.vtt.fi
16 The objectives of SAFOODNET to establish an expert group (authorities, scientists & industrial representatives)identifying research needs in new member states and associated candidate countriesstrengthening food safety networkingto bridge networks within the new EU within food safety:PATHOGENCOMBATTRAINNET-FUTURESAFEFOODNETSAFEFOODERA…
17 Graphical presentation of the SAFOODNET-project showing the connections between the 5 WPs as networking within microbial food safety in: 1) seminars, 2) workshops, 3) expert group actions and 4) practical case studies.