Marcel Reinders new director of Delft Bioengineering Institute
With effect from 1 January 2019, the Executive Board has appointed Marcel Reinders, Professor of Bioinformatics in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science as Director of Research at the Delft Bioengineering Institute. Reinders succeeds Isabel Arends, the institute’s founder, who moved to Utrecht University in July 2018.
Marcel Reinders has been involved in the Delft Bioengineering Institute since the beginning. “During the first two and a half years we focused mainly on facilitating internal network meetings. I want to continue this focus in the second part of the first term, as well as exploring how we can raise our profile beyond Delft.
At TU Delft, we have been traditionally very strong in bioengineering and tackling complex problems, such as wastewater treatment, antibiotic resistance and the development of biofuels. We also make a considerable contribution from various disciplines to fundamental knowledge on how cells work, for example via research on the synthetic cell, and we develop highly specialised scientific instrumentation needed for life sciences and biology.
These are things that as a university we need to tell people about. I am really looking forward to doing that with the institute in the coming years, and I would like to warmly invite everyone who wants to help us build to get in touch with us.”