Exhibition The Age of Standards
From 29 November, an exhibition on The Age of Standards will be held in the TU Delft Conference Centre. Based on the academic heritage of TU Delft, the exhibition will address the confusing world behind the daily use of standards. The impetus for this exhibition is the forthcoming redefinition of the kilogram, which will change for the first time in 130 years. The exhibition has been put together by TU Delft Library in collaboration with the Van Swinden Laboratory and researchers from various faculties.
New climate response model calculates impact of road traffic fast
Vanessa Rieger created a model which assesses impact of road traffic emission scenarios on O3 and CH4 concentration and the subsequent climate effect.
Researchers discover mechanism disrupting CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing
The discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 has made gene editing very easy. Unfortunately, the molecular tool has recently been found to be less precise than previously assumed. It can lead to unwanted mutations in a cell’s DNA. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have now identified a mechanism that causes such mutations when CRISPR-Cas9 is used incorrectly. This can cause dormant genes to become expressed, which is potentially very dangerous. The researchers have created a checklist based on their findings. Using this checklist will prevent the harmful mechanism from being activated and makes gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9 safer.