Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems


Microbiology research group led by Prof. Katrina Nordström focuses on different topics of microbiology related to health and wellbeing.
Bioreactor. Photo: Aalto University

The most active research currently focuses on antimicrobial activity of novel materials.  Research is also carried out on regulatory issues on biological products, supply chain management of such products and their route to the market.  In addition, research on engineering education is a central theme of the group and is ingrained into national and international initiatives on integration of entrepreneurship into engineering and technology education. Methods for online, computer supported education and virtual learning environments are also developed.

Research Group of Microbiology is lead by Prof. Katrina Nordström.

Latest publications

Silica–gentamicin nanohybrids

Dina Ahmed Mosselhy Abdelrehiem, Wei He, Ulla Hynönen, Yaping Meng, Pezhman Mohammadi, Airi Palva, Qingling Feng, Simo-Pekka Hannula, Katrina Nordström, Markus Linder 2018 International journal of nanomedicine

Biology Meets Mechatronics (BIOMEETSMEX) - Video Reporting for Development of Project Management and Interdisciplinarity Skills

Tino Koponen, Tommi Lintilä, Anton Vanamo, Ara Taalas, Heli Viskari, Katrina Nordström, Panu Kiviluoma, Ari Ora 2018 International Conference on Computer Supported Education

Kupari antimikrobisena kosketuspintojen materiaalina

Jenni Inkinen, Riika Mäkinen, Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Katrina Nordström, Merja Ahonen 2017 Suomen sairaalahygienialehti

Nanosilver–silica composite

Dina A. Mosselhy, Henrika Granbohm, Ulla Hynönen, Yanling Ge, Airi Palva, Katrina Nordström, Simo Pekka Hannula 2017 Nanomaterials

Approaches to the Identification of STEM competencies in European University Systems

Maarten Pinxten, Tinne De Laet, Carolien Van Soom, Christine Peeters, Christian Kautz, Peter Hockicko, Pál Pacher, Katrina Nordström, Kamel Hawash, Greet Langie 2017 SEFI proceedings 45th Annual conference 2017

Development and assessment of generic skills by conceptualizing learning in life science - Engineering education

A. Laakkonen, I. Viksne, A. François, A. Lanthony, K. Nordström 2016 44th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Education on Top of the World
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.

Research group members

UNITE! workshop at Aalto University in February 2020. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.

About Unite!

Unite! - University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering is a European University alliance with nine partner universities strengthening mobility of students and staff, and fostering the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education.

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Unite! joint programmes and flexible study pathways developed at the Boot Camp

The event gathered together 140 teachers and staff from the seven universities to discuss the developments of Unite! teaching and learning activities including for instance joint programmes, flexible study pathways, and good pedagogical practices as well as creative virtual spaces for teaching and learning.

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Erasmus programme

Promoting international teaching and studying is a central element in Aalto University strategy. Through Erasmus you can go on student or teacher exchange. It also enables staff mobility for training and for teaching.


Aalto University to take over CLUSTER Presidency

Aalto's objective will be to promote entrepreneurship education at European universities of science and technology.

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