Aalto Health Platform

Biotechnology, biomaterials, and chemistry for H&W

Biotechnology and -engineering are developing at an exceedingly fast rate to offer novel solutions, technologies, and products for fulfilling the fast-evolving needs of the health and wellbeing (H&W) sector. Aalto’s profile in this area is multidisciplinary and scientifically competitive both at the level of basic research as well as that of the development of new medical applications.

We are active in the study of application opportunities that target personalized medicine, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, rapid diagnostics, and production for unit operations for the biorefining of highly specialized value-added compounds from biobased raw materials. Underlying technologies include nanotechnologies, biopolymers, microfluidics, microarrays, high-throughput screening, and bioprocessing.

Industrial biotechnology includes the disciplines of biochemistry, microbiology, biomolecular materials, and bioprocess engineering. High-level skills in organic chemistry synthesis and analysis in combination with chemical engineering are in a crucial role in developing modern active pharmaceutical agents, biomaterials, diagnostic technologies, and their production technologies. Synthesis and tailoring of novel biomaterials includes polymeric biomaterials, bioactive materials, and biomolecular materials as well as inorganic biomaterials.

Professors active in the area:

  • Jan Deska (Chair), Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Sami Franssila, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Alexander Frey, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Michael Gasik, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Olli Ikkala, Department of Applied Physics
  • Ari Koskinen, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Mauri Kostiainen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Sakari Kulmala, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Anton Kuzyk, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
  • Markus Linder, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Emma Master*, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Lasse Murtomäki, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Katrina Nordström, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Pekka Oinas, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering  
  • Orlando Rojas, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
  • Jari Koskinen, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Jukka Seppälä, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

 * Visiting Professor

Please contact the professors directly, or, as a general contact, please approach Markus Mäkelä.

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