Impressive number of grants for 3mE at the Delft Bioengineering Institute’s BioDate 2018

News - 20 June 2018 - Webredactie 3ME

The number of BioDate projects to receive grants from the Delft Bioengineering Institute again shows that 3mE researchers like to work with people from different disciplines. Our researchers are involved in eight of the fifteen proposals to have been awarded a grant for an interdisciplinary graduation project. BioDate brings together researchers from across the TU Delft campus by literally having them ‘date’ each other. During the dating session, they see whether it is possible to launch cross-disciplinary research in the fields of biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or health. Each project receives €2,500, which can be used to cover the costs of the graduation project. The researchers are currently looking for students who want to carry out the projects. Below is an overview:

  • Non-photochemical laser induced nucleation to enhance nutrients in bioreactors’ by Burak Eral (P&E) and Ralph Lindeboom (CEG)
  • ‘Brilliant biosensors’ by Ivan Buijnsters (PME) and Duncan McMillan (Applied Sciences)
  • ‘Production of diamond electrodes from biomethane for efficient drinking water treatment’ by Ivan Buijnsters (PME) and Ralph Lindeboom (CEG)
  • ‘Unravelling the dynamics of DNA transport through single electro-pore using micro-fluidic AFM’ by Murali Ghatkesar (PME) and Pouyan E Boukany (TNW/ChemE)
  • ‘Cellular self-defense monitored one molecule at a time’ by Carlas Smith (DCSC) and Arjen Jakobi (TNW/BioNanoscience)
  • ‘Squeezing the tube: does enzyme localization accelerate membrane synthesis during division?’ by Carlas Smith (DCSC) and Greg Bokinsky (TNW/BioNanoscience)
  • ‘Robustness by design? Structural analysis of dynamic metabolic models’ by Giulia Giordano (DCSC) and Aljoscha Wahl (BT/TNW)
  • ‘Optimal control of combined chemo-radiation therapy treatments for improving cancer care’ by Giulia Giordano (DCSC) and Zoltán Perkó (TNW/RST)

Read here for additional information about these projects  

Left Pouyan Boukany from TNW-ChemE during BioDate in conversation with Carlas Smith.

Right Carlas Smith and left Luigi Sasso during the 'dating'.

BioDate is an event organised every two years which this year took place during the kick-off event of the Delft Bioengineering Institute, in which researchers are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with biotechnology and other experts working in this field.

Click here for an overview of all participants in BioDate 2018.

If you are interested in getting to know the Delft Bioengineering Institute and/or are also conducting bio-research, then contact Gaby Offermans, MT member and 3mE liason at the Delft Bioengineering Institute: g.t.a.e.offermans@tudelft.nl/ 015 27 86 805.