Microbiological safety expert
Focus on Campylobacter

Mindaugas Malakauskas (DVM, MSc, PhD) is associated professor and head of the Department of Food safety and Animal Hygiene at Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (LVA). He is responsible scientist for the development of Microbiological Food Safety research at LVA. His research focuses on Campylobacter epidemiology and molecular characterization along the broiler meat production chain. Currently his research is focused on characterization of C. jejuni strains with respect to physiology and survival under different conditions from the broiler farm through the slaughter chain to the final product.
He has experience in participating and coordinating EU funded projects: participated in FP5 “Trichiporse”, is national coordinator of FP6 project Biotracer (2007-2010) in Lithuania.


  • Kudirkienė E., Malakauskas A., Šernienė L., Malakauskas M. Isolation and identification of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. by PCR-RFLP in broiler flocks // Veterinarija ir Zootechnika. - ISSN 1392-2130. 2008 T. 42 (64). P. 44-47
  • Malakauskas M., Jorgensen K., Nielsen E.M., Ojeniyi B., Olsen J.E. Isolation of Campylobacter spp. from a pig slaughterhouse and analysis of cross-contamination // International Journal of Food Microbiology. ISSN: 0168-1605. 2006 May 1;108(3). P. 295-300

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Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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