Mauri Kostiainen

T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

Prof. Mauri A. Kostiainen obtained his M.Sc. in organic chemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland (2005) and the subsequent Ph.D. in engineering physics from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (2008). After receiving his doctoral degree, Kostiainen spent 2.5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) developing new approaches for chemical and physical virology. He returned to Aalto University in 2011 as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow and joined the faculty of School of Chemical Technology in 2013. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University. His research interests focus on the integration of biological and synthetic building blocks in a designed manner to create biohybrid materials.

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Young Investigator Award from the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2015

WCC tunnustuspalkinto 2014 World Cultural Council, International

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2014

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  • Biohybrid Materials, Professor


Potato virus A particles – A versatile material for self-assembled nanopatterned surfaces

Swarnalok De, Hoang M. Nguyen, Ville Liljeström, Kristiina Mäkinen, Mauri Kostiainen, Jaana Vapaavuori 2023 Virology

Protein Coating of DNA Origami

Heini Ijäs, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Veikko Linko 2023 DNA and RNA Origami

Repurposing host-guest chemistry to sequester virulence and eradicate biofilms in multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii

Christopher Jonkergouw, Ngong Kodiah Beyeh, Ekaterina Osmekhina, Katarzyna Leskinen, S. Maryamdokht Taimoory, Dmitrii Fedorov, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Mauri A. Kostiainen, John F. Trant, Robin H.A. Ras, Päivi Saavalainen, Markus B. Linder 2023 Nature Communications

Reconfigurable pH-Responsive DNA Origami Lattices

Sofia Julin, Veikko Linko, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023 ACS Nano

A Synthetic Protocell-Based Heparin Scavenger

Qing Liu, Shuo Yang, Iris Seitz, Anna Maria Makri Pistikou, Tom F.A. de Greef, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023 Small

Engineered Protein Copolymers for Heparin Neutralization and Detection

Qing Liu, Ahmed Shaukat, Zhoujun Meng, Sami Nummelin, Tekla Tammelin, Eero Kontturi, Renko De Vries, Mauri Kostiainen 2023 Biomacromolecules

Optically Controlled Construction of Three-Dimensional Protein Arrays

Qing Liu, Yu Zhou, Ahmed Shaukat, Zhuojun Meng, Daniella Kyllönen, Iris Seitz, Daniel Langerreiter, Kim Kuntze, Arri Priimagi, Lifei Zheng, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023 Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

Foam-formed biocomposites based on cellulose products and lignin

Isaac Y. Miranda-Valdez, Sebastian Coffeng, Yu Zhou, Leevi Viitanen, Xiang Hu, Luisa Jannuzzi, Antti Puisto, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Tero Mäkinen, Juha Koivisto, Mikko J. Alava 2023 Cellulose

Core–Shell Structured Fluorescent Protein Nanoparticles: New Paradigm Toward Zero-Thermal-Quenching in High-Power Biohybrid Light-Emitting Diodes

Mattia Nieddu, Marta Patrian, Sara Ferrara, Juan Pablo Fuenzalida Werner, Fabian Kohler, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Mauri A. Kostiainen, Hendrik Dietz, Jesús Rubén Berenguer, Rubén D. Costa 2023 Advanced Science

DNA-origami-directed virus capsid polymorphism

Iris Seitz, Sharon Saarinen, Esa-Pekka Kumpula, Donna McNeale, Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, Vili Lampinen, Vesa P. Hytönen, Frank Sainsbury, Jeroen J.L.M. Cornelissen, Veikko Linko, Juha T. Huiskonen, Mauri A. Kostiainen 2023 Nature Nanotechnology