The Aalto-Helsinki 2017 is a multidisciplinary team of 9 people with a shared ambition to conduct a unique and multidisciplinary research project. Our team is more multidisciplinary than ever before: It comprises of expertise from various fields including biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, mathematics, chemistry and programming coupled with experience in fashion, clothing and textile design, graphic design and mechanical engineering.
Eveliina is a Master's student in Plant and Forest Biotechnology, currently has two minors in The Basics of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as Microbe Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology. Finishing two other minors in Bioinformatics and Mycology. She is interested in the environment, plants, fungi and insects. In iGEM, she is the team captain and will take part in both laboratory work and modelling.
Jenny is currently studying biology in the University of Helsinki. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Culture and Arts, and has been working as a biology book illustrator in the past. On top of being part of the laboratory team she is the team’s treasurer and has taken care of Aalto-Helsinki team’s social media accounts.
Maisa is a fourth year Master's student in Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering at Aalto University, minoring in Physical Chemistry. She has Bachelor's in Bioinformation Technology with a Minor in Mathematics. She has worked in computational chemistry, mainly molecular modeling. In iGEM she is responsible for leading the modeling aspects of our project.
Matilda is studying her Master’s degree in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design in Aalto University. She has several years working background as a functional clothing and sport wear designer. In iGEM team her main responsibilities are branding and graphic design.
Meo is a 3rd year Bachelor's student of BioIT in Aalto University, and has computer science as a minor. He is interested in medicine, nutrition, sports, meditation and well-being. In iGEM he is the main person responsible for the team web pages. He will probably play a part in the modelling business and do some lab work, research and writing, as well.
Meryem is pursuing her Master's in Molecular Biotechnology at University of Helsinki. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Genetics and Bioengineering. Her future goal is to become a researcher who has an interdisciplinary background. In iGEM, she will be mostly do lab work during summer. She's also responsible for collaborations with other teams. Additionally, she will keep you updated of our iGEM journey with blog posts.
Michal is a final-year Master’s student of Mechanical Engineering at Aalto University. He is currently finalizing his thesis, which is related to 3D printing in the medical applications market. During his studies, he has developed great enthusiasm for Product Development. In iGEM he is responsible for potential device prototype development.
Oona is studying for her Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences at the University of Helsinki, majoring in Genetics. She also has Minors in Chemistry, and Physiology and Neuroscience. During her studies she has worked in a research group which studies Drosophila genetics related to nutrient sensing. Her main responsibilities in iGEM are planning and performing experiments in the lab.
Usha is currently pursuing her Master's in Translational Medicine at University of Helsinki. She has a Bachelor's in Biotechnology. Apart from research she also has interests in entrepreneurship. In iGEM she is one of the responsible people for lab work and experimental design and will contribute to human outreach practices and blog contents.