The HYBER Centre

The HYBER Centre

The HYBER Centre was launched via the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence Programme 2014-2019, as the CoE in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research. HYBER combines research groups working on molecular self-assembly, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules, and plant cell wall materials.

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Who we are

We work as biological “tailors” combining four groups working on molecular self-assembly, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules, and plant cell wall materials.

Biological tailors

How we are organized

 

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Research

Our aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of how self-assembled multicomponent materials of the future can be designed and produced by using biological starting materials, based on plant cell wall structures and designed biological macromolecules.

Research and publications

Recent research highlights

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HYBER activities

HYBER bridges physical and chemical materials science as well as biology and molecular engineering. To promote interaction and communication across disciplines, HYBER organises regular group meetings and seminars, annual international symposia and annual internal workshops.

Group meetings

Symposium

News

Luonnoskuva valokuiduista. Kuva: Ville Hynninen and Nonappa.
Research & Art Published:

Sustainable optical fibres developed from methylcellulose

Researchers from Tampere University and Aalto University have developed optical fibres from methylcellulose, a commonly used cellulose derivative. The finding opens new avenues to short-distance optical fibres using sustainable and environmentally benign fibre processing. The finding was published in the journal Small
Kuva: Lasse Lecklin.
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Nanoscience expert Olli Ikkala and team part of new flagship project on biopharmaceuticals

The Academy of Finland project brings together Finland’s front-line genetic, cellular, and nanotherapy researchers, as well as clinical actors, leading companies, and third sector players.
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Press releases Published:

When honey flows faster than water

Physicists surprised to find that in specially coated tubes, the more viscous a liquid is, the faster it flows
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Research & Art, University Published:

Professors Markus Linder and Tapani Vuorinen invited to the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Professor of Biomolecular Materials Markus Linder and Professor of Wood Chemistry Tapani Vuorinen from the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University have been elected as new members of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Welcome to the BioGarage Opening!

The new BioGarage at Aalto Design Factory offers students, researchers and startups the opportunity to test wild ideas and experiment freely using synthetic biology and related technologies in a GMO-lab environment.

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New Silk - What can we learn from spiders?

How to produce new types of silk-like materials in the context of synthetic biology

New Silk research project

Nantech 2019

Nantech 2019 workshop at Aalto University campus

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HYBER Symposium

HYBER Symposia are annual events that bring together experts from HYBER-related research areas from all around the world.

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European Merck Lecture 2019: Prof. Rafal Klajn

This invited lecture, hosted by Aalto Distinguished Professor Olli Ikkala, is entitled: From new dynamically self-assembling materials to chemical reactivities in confined environments

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Synthetic Biology Reverse Pitch Competition Kick-Off

The first synthetic biology reverse pitch competition in Finland is launched on 20 March 2019.

Synbio Powerhouse Reverse Pitch 20.3.2019 -tapahtuman mainos

Recent PhD defences

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc.(Tech.) Wenchao Xiang

The title of the dissertation is Interfacial Stabilization of Multiphase Systems with (Ligno)cellulosic (Nano)materials and Surfactants

Defence of dissertation in the field of Biotechnology, M.Sc. Alessandra Griffo

The title of the dissertation is On the Nanoscale Interactions and the Self-Assembly of Recombinant Proteins and Hybrid Nanostructures: an AFM Study

Defence of dissertation in the field of Biotechnology, M.V.Sc. Dina Mosselhy

The title of the dissertation is Silica-drug delivery systems: From prolonged drug release to wound dressings and orthopedic applications

Defence of dissertation in the field of Bioproduct Technology, M.Sc. (Food) Annamari Jukkola

The title of the dissertation is Fractionation of Milk Fat Globule Membranes in Butter Processing

Defence in the field of engineering physics, Teemu Myllymäki, M.Sc.

Learning how to be tough from naturally occurring materials

Defence of dissertation, M.Sc. Teemu Myllymäki

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Where to find us

Nanotalo building

Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

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