The HYBER Centre

HYBER Symposium

Our annual symposia bring together experts from HYBER-related research areas from all around the world.
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HYBER Symposium 2022

The 2021 HYBER Symposium has been postponed until 11 - 13 May 2022. Stayed tuned for further details!

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HYBER-FinnCERES Symposium 2019

In 2019, the HYBER symposium was held as a joint event with the new FinnCERES Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy at Wanha Satama, Katajanokka, Helsinki, on 15-17 May 2019. Thank you to all those who participated and made the event so enjoyable!



The speaker list and programme for 2019 are here:

Symposium speakers 2019


Akif Tezcan

University of California, San Diego

Darshil Shah

University of Cambridge

Johannes (Bas) Overvelde


Daniel Harries

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Helmut Cölfen

University of Konstanz

Markus Linder

Aalto University

Jaakko Timonen

Aalto University

Ilja Voets

Eindhoven University of Technology

Steve Eichhorn

University of Bristol

Akira Isogai

University of Tokyo

Lennart Bergström

Stockholm University

Antje Potthast

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

José Carlos del Río

Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville

You-Lo Hsieh

University of California, Davis 

Raul Fangueiro

University of Minho

Julien Bras

Grenoble Institute of Engineering 

Orlando Rojas

Aalto University


See the detailed program here:

Image Gallery: HYBER-FinnCERES Symposium 2019


HYBER Symposium 2018

HYBER Symposium 2018 took place on 24-25 May in Dipoli, the newly renovated main building of Aalto University.

HYBER Symposium 2018 speakers:

José Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello

Bioforge, Universidad de Valladolid

Jan van Hest

University of Technology in Eindhoven

Markus Linder

Aalto University

Stanislav Gorb

University of Kiel

Marina Ruths

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Chris Holland

University of Sheffield

Carlos Driemeier

Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE)

Liangbing Hu

University of Maryland College Park

Emily Cranston

McMaster University

Dong Soo Hwang

POSTECH, Pohang, S. Korea

Tuomas Knowles

University of Cambridge

Guang Yang

Huazhong University of Science & Technology Wuhan


See the detailed program here:

HYBER Symposium 2017

In 2017, the Symposium was held on 18-19 May at the Marina Congress Center, Helsinki

HYBER Symposium 2017 speakers:

Solange Mussatto

DTU Biosustain, Denmark

Francisco Vilaplana

KTH, Sweden

Pablo Zavattieri

Purdue University, USA (INDIANA)

Marleen Kamperman

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Kiyo Igarashi

VTT fidipro professor

Andre Studart

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Hendrik Hähl

Saarland University, Germany

Bradley Olsen

MIT, USA Boston

Margarida Casal

CBMA , Braga Portugal

Mark Bathe

MIT, USA Boston

Nicole Steinmetz

Case Western Reserve University

Alan Rowan

The University of Queensland


HYBER Symposium 2016

In 2016, the Symposium was held on 12-13 May at Kalastajantorppa, Helsinki.

HYBER Symposium 2016 speakers:

Aránzazu del Campo

INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

Jan Lagerwall

Université du Luxembourg

Thomas M. Hermans

Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires

Michael Dickey

Microsoft Seattle (North Carolina State University)

Svetlana Santer

Universität Potsdam 

Ron Weiss


Ali Miserez


Tao Deng

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Roman Jerala

National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana

David Kisailius

University of California

Arun Ramachandran

University of Toronto

Andreas Herrman

University of Groningen

Laurent Corté

Centre des Matériaux MINES Paristech


HYBER Symposium 2015

In 2015, the Symposium was held on 12-13 May at the Hanasaari Conference Hotel, Espoo.

HYBER Symposium 2015 speakers:

Neel Joshi

Harvard University

Matthew Harrington

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Stephen Eichhorn

University of Exeter

Franziska Thomas

University of Bristol

Ingo Bugert 

ETH Zürich

Albena Lederer

IPF Dresden

Silvia Vignolini

University of Cambridge

Thomas Scheibel

Universität Bayreuth

Rafal Klajn

Weizmann Institute of Science

Oren A. Scherman

University of Cambridge

Marcelo Diaz

Aalto University

Redouane Borsali


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