Aalto-Helsinki 2020 is a multidisciplinary team of 10 people with a shared ambition to conduct a unique synthetic biology research project. With expertise in various fields, such as: biosystems and biomaterials engineering, microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular biosciences, chemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering and physics, our team has the capability to conduct an exceptional research project that requires multidisciplinary skills, ambition, and innovation. Thus, Aalto-Helsinki is an extremely diverse team that truly represents the spirit of Aalto University and University of Helsinki by bringing the various fields of study together for higher value creation.
Student of the Biotechnology MSc program at Aalto University. BSc degree in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology from the same university. Her favourite things in life are enjoying tea, playing the guitar and spending time in nature.
Student of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology MSc program at the University of Helsinki. BSc degree in Genetics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. Her main interests are Evolutionary Biology and Population Genetics. She loves bouldering and hiking and is extroverted, curious and outgoing.
Student of the Genetics and Molecular Biosciences MSc program at the University of Helsinki. BSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. She has an interest in medical biotechnology, oncology and immunology.
Emilia has a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Tampere University. Now she is continuing her MSc (Tech) studies at Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, major in Biotechnology. In her free time she works out at the gym and loves to cook.
Student of the major in Biosystems and Biomaterial Engineering from the Life Science Technology MSc program at Aalto University. BSc degree in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology from the same university. Recently he has acquired heaps of indoor plants, and is currently struggling to find any vacant sunny windowsill space.
Student of the major in Biosystems and Biomaterial Engineering from the Life Science Technology MSc program at Aalto University. BSc degree in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology from the same university. When she is not passionately studying life sciences or being fascinated by nature, she keeps herself active with group gymnastics, friends and family.
Amanda is studying at the Bachelor’s programme in Science in the chemistry study track at the University of Helsinki. She is interested in biochemistry. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and crocheting.
Student of the Bioinformation Technology BSc program at Aalto University. He is interested in machine learning and computational biology. In his free time he enjoys programming, playing video games and going to the gym.
Student of the Molecular Bioscences BSc program at the University of Helsinki. In her free time she likes to read books, listen to music and play D&D. In the fall, she will start her studies in the Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies at Aalto University, majoring in Biosystems and Biomaterials.
Maria is currently wrapping up her bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Helsinki. In the fall, she will start her studies in the Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies at Aalto University, probably majoring in neuroscience. Her hobbies include ballet, boardgames and walks in the forest.
Heli is University Lecturer at Aalto University, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems and she has been involved in the iGEM team advisor activities since 2015. Her professional field of expertise includes molecular genetics and synthetic biology as well as cell and molecular biology in general.
Markus Linder is a professor in Biomolecular Materials at Aalto University. His research combines synthetic biology and materials, studying novel biosynthetic production as well as interactions between living and non-living systems.
Minna Poranen is a Principal Investigator and Adjunct Professor in molecular virology at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Helsinki. She has strong expertise in microbial genetics and molecular biology, with special interest in molecular virology and the use of microbial viruses as tools for synthetic biology.
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