Engagement

I interact with the scientific community and other professionals on a constant basis. By networking and talking with my professional friends, publishing, and by acting as an ad hoc reviewer for various journals and organisations I like keeping my finger on the pulse.

Here is a selection of my activities:

2022 Joined the Science Matter team, founded in 2011 by molecular biologists Dr. Eva Brinkman and Dr. Nadine Bongaerts.

2022 Innovation Radar Expert for the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) of the European Commission.

2022 TOPIC EDITOR of the special issue of Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences: Protein-Material Interfaces: Fundamentals and Applications. Vol II

2022 Reviewer for the 5th International Conference on Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ABB 2022)

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 Expert Project Reviewer for ANR, the French National Research Agency.

2015–2017 Steering board member, Thematic platform In vitro diagnostics, Biotechnet.

2014-2016 Reviewer at the Empa’s yearly Ph.D. 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, 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

2015 – 2017 Steering board member of the Thematic platform In vitro diagnostics from the Biotechnet network.

2014-2016 Reviewer at the yearly Empa’s Ph.D. 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 and others.

Publicly available acknowledgment certificates:

Review Confirmation Certificate in 2022

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Micromachines in 2021
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Pharmaceutics in 2021
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Materials in 2020
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Biology in 2020
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Molecules in 2020
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Polymers in 2018
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Biosensors in 2018
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Catalysts in 2017
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Polymers in 2017
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Catalysts in 2016
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Materials in 2016
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Molecules in 2016
Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Polymers in 2016

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

Fellow professionals

I enjoy interacting with experienced professionals sich as

  • Dr. Anna Wieczorek at Laudea that are specialized in IP-searches.
  • Hetal Kushwaha that supports IP Professionals with building and expanding their IP practice.