Scientific engagement

2021 Coaching an iGem team based in USA (link).

2021 TOPIC EDITOR of the special issue of Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences : Protein-Material Interfaces: Fundamentals and Applications.

2020 Independent Expert Evaluator European Commission – Expert evaluator for H2020 Call.

2019 ExpertCompany NameANR, the French National Research Agency .

2015–2017 Steering board member, Thematic platform In vitro diagnostics, Biotechnet.2014-2016 Reviewer at the Empa’s yearly PhD Students’ Symposium.

2008-present Member of the Societas Biochemica, Biophysica et Microbiologica Fenniae.

Grants & Awards

08.2016 Poster prize at Biointerfaces International 2016 (Zurich, CH) –  A Protein-Nanocellulose Paper for Sensing Copper Ions at the Nano- to Micromolar Level R Weishaupt, G Siqueira, M Schubert, T Zimmermann, K Maniura-Weber, G Faccio. 

07.2016 Sophie Vanhulle award lecture “Oxidative enzymes for functional material surfaces”

07.2016 SGM travel grant to attend Oxizymes in Wageningen, The Netherlands

07.2014 SGM travel grant to attend Oxizymes in Vienna, Austria

2013 ESF grant to attend the FEBS Workshop “Biological Surfaces and Interfaces“, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalonia, Spain (full costs coverage)

2012 Bursary to attend the conference on “Protein Engineering in Biocatalysis”, Institute of Biochemistry, Greifswald University, Greifswald, Germany

2012-2014  Postdoc at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) with a two year grant from  FP7:People Marie-Curie action COFUND

2010 Selected for the Young Scientist Forum and FEBS 2010 Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden (full costs coverage)

2010-2011  Selected for a 12-months grant by Finnish Cultural Foundation (21000e)

2009-2010  Selected for a 12-months grant by Finnish Cultural Foundation (21000e)

2006-09 Selected as Marie Curie PhD student at the European project ‘Enzymatic tailoring of protein interactions and functionalities in food matrix’ (POE, MEST-CT-2005-020924, see final report to EU here)

2006 Selected at national level for a six-months stay at a European Centre of Excellence with the program UNIPHARMA-GRADUATES 2 within the European program Leonardo da Vinci

Peer-review & Memberships

Nov 2015 – Feb 2017 Steering board member of the Thematic platform In vitro diagnostics from the Biotechnet network
Nov 2015 Technical Expert for the Eurostars-Eureka platforn (
2014-2016 Reviewer at the yearly Empa’s PhD Students’ Symposium.

Ad hoc reviewer for :Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (Springer) – Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier) – Journal of Food Research (CCSE) -Journal of Cereal Science – Enzyme and Microbial Technology (Elsevier) – ACS Journal of Agricultural and food chemistry (ACS Publications) – Plos One – Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Swiss Society for Microbiology SSM-SGM, Societas Biochemica, Biophysica et Microbiologica Fenniae (Biobio Society), Euroscience

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