HYBER Symposium


Pushing the boundary of true interdisciplinarity, the 2nd HYBER Symposium offered again 2 full days of top talks.

HYBER Symposium
12-13 May 2016
Kalastajatorppa, Helsinki

Day 1 at Siirtomaasali

9:30 Welcome – CoE HYBER Director Olli Ikkala, HYBER highlights
Chair Markus Linder

9:45 Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, NTU “Understanding bio-processing pathways of biological materials: The missing link towards molecular miomimicry"

10:30 Andreas Herrmann, University of Groningen “Hybrids from DNA and supercharged polypeptides”


11:30 Aránzazu Del Campo, INM - Leibniz Institute for New Material "Optoregulating cellular decisions"
12:15 Tao Deng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University "Bioinspired Thermal Materials – from Infrared Detection to Interfacial Heating"
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch at Pyöreä Sali (Posters)

Chair Olli Ikkala

15:00 Svetlana Santer, Universität Potsdam "Interaction of nano/micro-objects with optically active surfaces“
15:45 Jan Lagerwall, Université du Luxembourg "Soft and responsive functional materials with unconventional form factors from liquid crystal self-assembly"
17:00 Bier & snack at the lobby, Posters

Chair Olli Ikkala
17:30 Thomas Hermans, University of Strasbourg "Supramolecular pathway selection and dissipative self-assembly using chemical fuels"
18:15 Laurent Corté, Centre des Matériaux MINES Paristech "Hydrogel fibers for soft tissue reconstruction"
19:00 Get together buffet dinner at Vanha Torppa

Day 2 at Siirtomaasali
Chair Merja Penttilä
9:30 Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana "De novo design of the modular folds and folding pathways of bionanostructures"
10:30 Ron Weiss, MIT “Mammalian synthetic biology: From parts to modules to therapeutic systems”

11:15 Pavel Levkin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology “Designing biofunctional interfaces with extreme wettability”
12:00 Lunch at Pyöreä sali
Chair Orlando Rojas
13:30 Arun Ramachandran, University of Toronto "Universalities in the translocation of polymer microgels into narrow capillaries"
14:15 Michael Dickey, Microsoft Seattle (North Carolina State University) “Liquid metals as soft and shape reconfigurable conductors in micro-scale systems”
15:00-15.30 Closing remarks and goodbye beer