Scientific Program

  
Note: Please note that some sessions details and hours can be changed.


Hours

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:35

Opening Session

Elias Hakalehto, Chair of the Organizing Committee

09:05 - 09:15

Welcome to Helsinki Conference

Osmo Hänninen, President of ISEI, International Society of Environmental Indicators

09:15-09:35

Opening Address

Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of European Parliament

09:35 -10:15

Plenary Session

Land as ecosystem – measures and indicators of neutralizing its degradation

Uriel Saffriel

10:15 - 12:00

Session: Environmental Health, Microbiome, Food Quality and Future Industries

Chair: Elias Hakalehto

10:15 - 10:45

The mosaic of autoimmunity; everything is micro biome until proven otherwise

Yehuda Shoenfeld

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30

Dairy: Environment and sustainability from cow to consumer

Judith Bryans

11:30 - 12:00

Industry has indicators for the follow up of environmental change and the development toward the circulation economy

Maija Pohjakallio

12:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-15:30

Session: Monitoring Forests and Their Sustainable Use

Chair: Hannu Ilvesniemi

12:50-13:20

Learning systems in the environmental management, microbiological processes and future energy production

Erik Dahlquist

13:20-13:50

Indications of Climate Change in the Finnish Forest Ecosystems

Hannu Ilvesniemi

13:50-14:20

Moss analyses indicating atmospheric pollution across different spatial scales

Winfried Schröder           

14:20-14:40

Working with nature to preserve nature: using natural molds to sustainably improve biofuel production

Monika Schmoll

14:40-15:00

Importance of mycorrhiza for the northern coniferous forests and forestry

Sannakajsa M Velmala

​15:00-15:30
​Food Wastewater Treatment and Energy Recovery Using single chamber microbial fuel cells
Shaoan Cheng

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:55

Session: Water Monitoring and Protection

Chair: Tarja Pitkänen

15:45-16:05

Monitoring of cardiac activity of benthic invertebrates as a tool for bioindication of aquatic environmental pollution

Sergey Victorovich Kholodkevich

16:05-16:35

Exploring Potential Human Health Impacts of Active Microbiome in Natural and Man-Made Water Environments

Tarja Pitkänen

16:35-16:55

The assessment of the procedure used for detection and identification of {Listeria monocytogenes} in samples collected in a fish processing plant

Magdalena Kroplewska

16:55-17:15

Characterization of the groundwater microbiome in proximity to unconventional oil and gas extraction using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Ines C. Santos

17:15-17:35

Change in nutrient loading pattern due to coupled effect of change in concentration and hydroclimate forces

Farshad Shafiei
17:35-17:55

Development of a biomonitoring strategy that uses diatom communities to monitor changes in the phospahte and nitrate status of Swaspruit River, South Africa

Harrison I. Atagana
18:10-19:00 Tram Transportation to City Hall,  Sightseeing Seaside Helsinki, Old Town
19:00-20:00

Welcome Reception at City Hall

by Mayor of Helsinki



Hours

Thursday, 3 August 2017

08:30 - 14:10

Session: Human Health as an Indicator of Food Quality and Environmental Change

Chair: Jukka Finne

08:40-09:00

Study of the Minipuberty and Somatic Development Risks of Infants Exposure to Bisphenol A

Heqing Shen

09:00-09:20

Bisphenol A and Phthalate Exposure In Turkish Children Aged 8-9 Years From Ankara, Turkey

Sıddıka Songül Yalçın

09:20-09:50

Organic and wild food for improved health

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen

09:50-10:10

Zinc deficiency in Mali - food production and human health

Gunnar Jacks

10:10-10:25 Coffee Break
10:25 - 10:55

Dampness and Mold-Hypersensitivity Syndrome

Tamara Tuuminen

10:55-11:25

Biofilms and bacteriophages, an endless battle between micro and nano worlds

Robert Armon

11:25-11:55

Future solutions for health care, nutrition and circulation by the microbiome

Elias Hakalehto

11:55-12:15

Investigation of Pediatric Microbiological Samples and Intestinal Enterobacterial Microbiota by Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit  (PMEU)

Jouni Pesola

12:15-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:40

Biodiversity and Human Health – Ilkka Hanski Memorial Lecture

Tari Haahtela

13:40-14:10 Microbiome and Nutrition Potentially Influencing the Alzheimer´s
Frida Fåk Hållenius
14:10-15:50

Session: Circulation of Carbon

Chair: Priit Tammeorg

14:10-14:40

Biochar as promising tool for Carbon sequestration: Effects on Environment and Agriculture

Priit Tammeorg 

14:40-15:05

What's next? Shifting focus from emissions to innovation

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

15:05-15:30

Benchmarking nationally representative nitrogen and phosphorus farm-gate balances and use efficiencies of Irish farms to encourage sustainable management

Ian Alistair Thomas

15:30-15:50

Waste Management through Life Cycle Assessment to Shift to a Circular Economic Development

Nongnuch Poolsawad

15:50-16:00 Coffee Break
16:10-16:50 Poster Session
16:50-18:40

Session: Microbes and plants in extreme conditions

Chair: John E. Hallsworth

16:50-17:15

Wastewater discharge-a source of parasitic contamination of surface water

Caroline Ajonina

17:15-17:40

Mapping biological activity in soils disturbed by mining processes

Pablo Leon Higueras

17:40-18:00

Natural colonizing patterns and composition of plant cover in soils affected by sulfide-metal mining

Juan Antonio Campos

18:00-18:20

Cadmium remediation potential of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) in association with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) isolated from industrial waste water

Muhammad Tariq Javed 

18:20-18:40 Discussion: Biological Tolerance to Environmental Stressors
18:40-19:00

ISEI: A Historic Overview

Ed Zillioux

19:00-19:30 General Meeting of the International Society of Environmental Indicators



Hours

Friday, 4 August 2017

08:00 - 09:05

Ecology and Agriculture day
Opening and Chairing of the Introductory Session

Juha P. Helenius

08:05-08:35

Species diversity indices (indicators) for community ecology and conservation

Yaron Ziv

08:35-09:05

New insights into the determinants of microbial food-spoilage

John E. Hallsworth

09:05-10:10

Session: Arctic and Coastal Areas and the Climate Change

Chair: Jukka Kivelä

09:05-09:35

Arctic agriculture under climate change – opportunities and risks in Northern Norway

Ievina Sturite 

​09:35-10:55
​Soils, water and food production - challenges facing India
Gunnar Jacks
10:55 - 10:10 Coffee Break
10:10-11:20

Session: Biochemical Monitoring of the Environment

Chair: Reino Laatikainen

10:10 - 10:30

Using endophytic bacteria to reduce PAH contamination inside plants

Xuezhu Zhu

10:30-10:50

NMR (Nucleic Magnetic Resonance) as a platform technology in environmental monitoring

Reino Laatikainen

10:50-11:20

Mass spectrometry in the research of environmental molecules: frog skin peptides – antibiotics of the next generation

Albert Lebedev

11:20-14:00

Session: Human Impacts on Biodiversity and Environmental Safety

Chair: Yaron Ziv

11:20-11:50

Toward Integrative and Holistic Watershed-level Risk Assessment: Integrating Micro-Scale and Landscape Scale Environmental Indicators

Diane S. Henshel

11:50-12:10

Dicofol levels in the mouth of the Pearl River Delta and its environmental implications

Lucia Ivorra Gonzalez

12:10-12:30

Biochemical and ecotoxicological responses of aquatic species to environmental and anthropogenic stressors

Ana Marta Mendes Gonçalves

12:30-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-13:35

Feeding city population on dying waters, how can we move into the future?

Fidelis Ndambuki Kilonzo

13:35-14:00

Sustainable City Development -case Hiedanranta

Reijo Väliharju

14:00-16:45

Sustainable Agriculture Symposium

Chair: Juha P. Helenius

14:00-14:30

Agroecological symbiosis (AES) for energy self-sufficiency and plant nutrient recycling in farming and food production

Juha P. Helenius

14:30-15:00

Biofortification Technologies for the Development of Functional Agriculture

Zhi-Qing Lin

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-15:45

Co-morbidity of pigs and humans associated with changes in availability of magnesium, selenium and other soil minerals

Timo Töysä

15:45-16:15

Biological nitrogen fixation returns to modern cropping systems

Fredrik Stoddard 

16:15-16:30 Discussion on the topic "Food Crisis is Soil Crisis"
16:30-16:45

Concluding Remarks of the Conference    

Elias Hakalehto