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Recent publications

Scientific publications:

Ekberg, J., Rautio, J, Mattinen, L, Vidgren, V., T. Londesborough, J., Gibson, B. R. 2013. Adaptive evolution of the lager brewing yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus for improved growth under hyperosmotic conditions and its influence on fermentation performance. FEMS Yeast Research, 13 (3): 335-349.

Gibson, B., Krogerus, K., Ekberg, J., Monroux, A., Mattinen, L., Rautio, J., Vidgren, V. 2014. Variation in α-acetolactate production within the hybrid lager yeast group Saccharomyces pastorianus and affirmation of the central role of the ILV6 gene. Yeast, 32: 301-316.

Gibson, B. R., Londesborough, J., Rautio, J., Mattinen, L., Vidgren, V. 2013. Transcription of α-glucoside transport and metabolism genes in the hybrid brewing yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus with respect to gene provenance and fermentation temperature. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 119: 23-31.

Heinonen, S., Huttunen-Saarivirta, E., Nikkanen, J.-P., Raulio, M., Priha, O., Laakso, J., Storgårds, E., Levänen, E. 2014. Antibacterial properties and chemical stability of superhydrophobic silver-containing surface produced by sol-gel route. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 453 (1): 149 - 161.

Krogerus K., Arvas M., De Chiara M., Magalhães F., Mattinen L., Oja M., Vidgren V., Yue J., Liti G., Gibson B. 2016. Ploidy influences the functional attributes of de novo lager yeast hybrids. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 100: 7203-7222. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-016-7588-3.

Krogerus, K., Gibson, B. R. 2013. Diacetyl and its control during brewing fermentation: 125th Anniversary Review. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 119: 86-97.

Krogerus, K., Gibson, B. R. 2013. Influence of valine and other amino acids on total diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione levels during fermentation of brewer’s wort. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97: 6919-6930.

Krogerus, K., Gibson, B., Hytönen, E. 2015. An improved model for prediction of fermentation and total diacetyl profile during brewery fermentation. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 1: 90-99.

Krogerus, K., Magalhães, F., Vidgren, V., Gibson, B. 2015. New lager yeast strains generated by interspecific hybridization. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 42: 769-778. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-015-1597-6

Lemma T., Saliniemi A., Hynninen V., Hytönen V., Toppari J. 2016. SERS detection of extracellular cell surface and intracellular components of microorganisms using nano-aggregated Ag substrate. Vibrational Spectroscopy 83, 36-45.

Priha, O., Raulio, M., Cooke, K., Fisher, L., Hill, C., Hylkinen, S.,  Kelly, P., Navabpour, P., Ostovarpour, S., Tapani, K., Tattershall, C., Vehviläinen, A.-K., Verran, J., Storgårds, E. 2015. Microbial populations on brewery filling hall surfaces – Progress towards functional coatings. Food Control, 55: 1–11.

Priha O., Raulio M., Maukonen J., Vehviläinen A.-K., Storgårds E. 2016. Bacterial populations on brewery filling hall surfaces as revealed by next-generation sequencing. Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research. Taylor & Francis. 32(5), 571-581. DOI:  10.1080/08927014.2016.1154946.

Priha, O., Virkajärvi, V., Juvonen, R., Puupponen-Pimiä, R., Nohynek, L., Alakurtti, S., Pirttimaa, M., Storgårds, E. 2014 Quorum sensing signalling and biofilm formation of brewery-derived bacteria, and inhibition of signalling by natural compounds. Current Microbiology 69:617-627.

Qiu L., Wang W., Zhang A., Zhang N., Lemma T., Ge H., Toppari J.J., Hytönen V.P., Wang J. 2016. Core-shell nanorod columnar array combined with gold nanoplate-nanosphere assemblies enable powerful in-situ SERS detection of bacteria. ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 8, 24394.

Tossavainen, M., Nykänen, A., Valkonen, K., Ojala, A., Kostia, S., Romantschuk, M. 2017. Culturing of Selenastrum on diluted composting fluids; conversion of waste to valuable algal biomass in presence of bacteria. Bioresource Technology. 238, 205-213.

Virkajärvi, V., Sarlin, T., Laitila, A. 2017. Fusarium profiling and barley malt gushing propensity. Journal of the ASBC. 3. 181-192.

Presentations and posters:

Edelmann M., Aalto S., Chamlagain B., Kariluoto S., Piironen V. 2016. Folate and vitamin B12 in selected commercial microalgae products. The 4th International Vitamin Conference 25-27 May 2016, Copenhagen.

Juvonen, R., Virkajärvi, V., Barth D., Hortling, P., Peltola, P., Saleva-Sjöblom, R., Sillanpää, R., Tapani, K., Isokangas, E., Maaranen, A., Laitila, A., Storgårds, E. 2015. Evaluation of microbiological risks in new types of beverages produced in a brewery environment. 35th EBC Congress, 24-28 May 2015, Porto, Portugal. Abstract book, lecture 23. Mundiconvenius, 56.

Krogerus, K. 2017. Construction of novel lager yeast strains through a fertile allotetraploid intermediate. Oral presentation. 36th EBC Congress, 14 - 18 May 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Krogerus, K., Magalhães, F., Gibson, B. 2015. Newly-created hybrid lager yeast strains (S. cerevisiae x S. eubayanus) outperform both parents during brewery fermentation. 35th EBC Congress, 24-28 May 2015, Porto, Portugal. Abstract book, lecture 17. Mundiconvenius, 53.

Lahti, K. 2017. Poster: Using microalgae for waste water treatment in a recirculating aquaculture system. EUBCE Conference, Stockholm.

Lampi A.-M. 2015. Lipids in microalgae: composition and applications. Suomen Kromatografiaseuran syysseminaari, 12-13.11.2015 Naantali, Finland.

Lampi A.-M., Anttila P., Lehtonen M., Tikka M., Romantschuk M., Piironen V. 2015. Developing an ASE method to extract lipids from microalgae. 28th Lipid forum symposium, June 3-6 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Nathanail, A., Gibson, B., Han, L., Peltonen, K., Jestoi, M., Laitila, A. 2015. Biotransformation of trichothecene mycotoxins during fermentation with lager yeast. 35th EBC Congres, 24-28 May 2015, Porto, Portugal. Abstract book, poster 90. Mundiconvenius, 143-143.

Ritala, A., Holopainen-Mantila, U., Merta, E., Honkapää, K., Sarlin, T., Jermakka, J., Koljonen, R., Huttunen, T., Wilhelmson, A. 2017. Reuse of second steeping water improves eco-efficiency of malting. Oral presentation. 36th EBC Congress, 14 - 18 May 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Rommi, K., Laitila, A., Kemppainen, K., Wilhelmson, A. 2015. Bioprocessing of Brewer's grain into protein and lignin-rich intermediates. 35th EBC Congress, 24-28 May 2015, Porto, Portugal. Abstract book, poster 41. Mundiconvenius, 110-111.

Tikka, M., Ojala, A., Romantschuk, M. 2015. Lipid production and wastewater treatment capacity of microalgae Euglena gracilis, Chlorella sorokiniana and Selenastrum sp. 28th Lipid forum symposium, June 3 -6 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Tossavainen, M., Lahti, K., Edelmann, M., Eskola, R., Lampi, A-M., Piironen, V., Ojala A., Romantschuk, M. 2017. Production of valuable fatty acids and tocopherols in aquaculture wastewaters. Poster, AlgaEurope 2017 Conference.


De Wit, W. 2013. The impact of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum on gushing and premature yeast flocculation (PYF) propensity. Master’s thesis. Katholieke Hogeschool St.-Lieven, Belgium. 45 p. 

Krogerus, K. 2013. Contribution of wort valine to diacetyl levels in wort during brewery fermentation. Master’s Thesis. Aalto University.

Merin S. 2016. Reject water management at biogas plants and the utilization of rejected water as a culture medium for microalgae. Master’s Thesis. Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Nikulin J. 2016. Novel, natural hybrid yeast strains for lager beer fermenting. Master’s Thesis. University of Oulu.

Pönnelin M. 2016. Mikrolevien käyttö arvokkaiden rasvahappojen tuotannossa. Bachelor thesis. University of Helsinki.