Excited State on Stage – Colour and Biocolourants 20.4.2021

On the 20th April from 1 to 3 pm BioColour will organize an online event about the chemical and physical aspects of biocolours. The event is focused especially for students studying natural sciences in various contexts but everyone interested in biocolourants is welcome to join. The event is free and number of participants is not limited. Welcome!

The program will be held in English and the event can be followed through this link:

The Program 

13.00 Welcome –  Introduction to (bio)colour – Docent Riikka Räisänen, University of Helsinki, Leader of the BioColour research consortium 

13.15 Nature as inspiring source of bio-compounds and bio-materials – Professor Monika Österberg, Aalto University (BioColour)  

13.45 Fungal colorants are already part of the bio-based industry – Professor Laurent Dufossé, University of Réunion Island, France, Indian Ocean 

14.15 Postdoctoral researcher Rafael Grande, Aalto University (BioColour) 

14.25 Postdoctoral researcher Mikko Herrala, University of Eastern Finland (BioColour) 

14.35 University of Helsinki Chemistry Lab Gadolin presents: Art of Chemistry 

14.45 Discussion and conclusions  

If you are an educator and would like to participate to the event with students (advanced high school & university level) please sign up via this e-form:

We would very much like to hear your thoughts about relevant topics for the program and recommend literature according to your students’ needs. The event can also be included as part of a study course. If you have any questions, please contact the Interaction Coordinator Johanna Valkola ([email protected]) for more details.

Photo: Rafael Grande