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

The professors
Research & Art Published:

Ten new Academy projects awarded to the School of Science

The projects will investigate questions from nuclear fusion, solar energy, bio inspired materials, and many more
Super hydrophobic surfaces by Juha Juvonen
Press releases Published:

Major breakthrough in extremely water-repellent materials makes them durable enough for the real world

A new armour-plated superhydrophobic material has been developed for potential uses in medical equipment, solar panels and more
Jaana Vapaavuori
Research & Art Published:

Young Researcher of the Year develops multifunctional materials

The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion has named Assistant Professor Jaana Vapaavuori as Young Researcher of the Year for 2020. Vapaavuori's work is guided by design thinking and the optimal utilisation of resources.
Lähikuva pinseteistä, jonka päässä nanoselluloosakalvoa, ja tutkijalla turkoosit hansikkaat
Honoured, Research & Art, University Published:

Nine new Academy Research Fellows and 18 Postdoctoral Researchers

The research posts funded by the Academy of Finland strengthen the university's research by 8.6 million euros.

Upcoming Events

Shaking up Tech
Exhibitions and fairs

Shaking up Tech 2020

Shaking up Tech virtual event inspires and encourages female high schools students to choose a career in technology. The event is open to everyone.

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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