Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    Licentiate of Medicine (MD), University of Helsinki

  • 1987
    Doctor of Medical Sciences (PhD); Medicine/Clinical Microbiology, University of Helsinki

  • 1991 – 1993
    (15 months) Post Doc, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Örebro Medical Centre

  • 1996
    Associate professor ('Docent') in Medical Microbiology, University of Helsinki

  • 1997
    Medical Specialist in Clinical Microbiology, University of Helsinki


  • 1996
    Research Associate (5-year term),Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki

  • 2000
    Research Associate (5-year term),Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki

  • 2002 – 2007
    Clinical Lecturer (5-year term),Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki

  • 2007 – 2013
    Clinical Lecturer (permanent position),Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki

  • since 2008
    Professor of Clinical Bacteriology (Full professor) and Senior physician ("överläkare"), Uppsala University Hospital

  • since 2013
    Clinical Lecturer, 20%,Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, University of Helsinki

Selected publications

  • Dicksved J, Ellström P, Engstrand L, Rautelin H. Susceptibility to human Campylobacter infection is associated with species composition of the faecal microbiota. Mbio, in press

  • Ellström P, Feodoroff B, Hänninen ML, Rautelin H. Lipooligosaccharide locus class of Campylobacter jejuni: sialylation not needed for invasive infection. Clin Microbiol Infec 2013 Sep 4 (Epub ahead of print)

  • Feodoroff B, Haan de CPA, Ellström P, Sarna S, Hänninen ML, Rautelin H. Clonal distribution and virulence of Campylobacter jejuni blood isolates, Finland 1998-2007. Emerg Infect Dis 2013; 19: 1653-1655.

  • Ellström P, Feodoroff B, Hänninen M-L, Rautelin H. Characterization of clinical Campylobacter jejuni isolates with special emphasis on lipooligosaccharide locus class, putative virulence factors and host response. Int J Med Microbiol 2013; 303: 134-139.

  • Feodoroff B, Lauhio A, Ellström P, Rautelin H. A nationwide study of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli bacteremia in Finland over a 10-year period, 1998-2007, with special reference to clinical characteristics and antimicrobial susceptibility. Clin Infect Dis 2011; 53: e99-106.

  • Kosunen TU, Pukkala E, Sarna S, Seppälä K, Aromaa A, Knekt P, Rautelin H. Gastric cancers in Finnish patients after cure of Helicobacter pylori infection: A cohort study. Int J Cancer 2011 128: 433-439.

Selected projects

  • Campylobacter infections: bacterial pathogenic mechanisms and their connection to human disease

  • Gut microbiota and colonization resistance to Campylobacter infection

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Membership in Scientific Societies:

  • Swedish Society of Medicine

  • Duodecim (Finnish Medical Society)

  • Finnish Society for Clinical Microbiology: Chairperson of Executive Committee, 2001-2009

  • Swedish Society for Medical Microbiology

  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: Professional Affairs Subcommittee, member since 2013

Grant evaluation:

  • Swedish Research Council, Medicine and Health, member of grant evaluation panel, since 2010

  • Swedish Society of Medicine, member of grant evaluation panel, since 2014

Some other duties:

  • Official external examiner/official faculty opponent of PhD theses for 7 times

  • External reviewer for docentship (associate professor) 3 times

  • Ad hoc reviewer in many international scientific journals

  • Council of Medical Faculty,Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, member, 2007-2008

  • Board of Assessment of Docentship,Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, member, 2007-2008

Additional qualifications

  • Medical Specialist in Clinical Microbiology since 1997

  • European Union of Medical Specialists UEMS

  • - Finnish representative (Clinical Microbiology), 2005-2010

  • - Swedish representative (Clinical Microbiology), since 2010

  • - President for Section of Medical Microbiology, since 2012

  • National Specialist Subdivision of Clinical Microbiologists

  • Finnish Medical Association, Member of Executive Committee 1996-98, 2000-09


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