Meet Dr. Johanna Takkinen, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Methods and tools for early detections of food-borne diseases is one of the subjects that will be discussed during Uppsala Health Summit this year, both in plenum and in a separate workshop.
New technologies, such sequencing techniques, have opened up great possibilities to improve detection. But to have an impact, we need an efficient system for response that works across national borders. Legal, ethical and economic barriers must be cared for.
Dr. Johanna Takkinen, Head of the Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses programme at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC, is one of Uppsala Health Summit’s keynote speakers. In this interview, Johanna Takkinen discusses some experiences from working with food borne disease surveillance.