Evening programme faculty of Applied Sciences (AS)
19:00 - 21:00 hours
Visit Applied Sciences building, the new Applied Sciences building
Dean Lucas van Vliet welcomes alumni with coffee/tea in the new Applied Sciences building. This building is an innovation in itself because of the structural and installation technical requirements it had to meet for the research and education that takes place. The foundation plates under the low-vibration laboratories are disconnected from the rest of the building, so that, for example, passing traffic does not disturb the sensitive test arrangements in these labs. In addition, users have a number of labs with a very high ventilation rate and very stable temperatures. The building includes fermentation labs, chemical labs, physical labs and practical rooms. Come along to admire the new Applied Sciences.
Lecture Stan Brouns: bacteriophages
What is invisible and will, in thirty years, kill a great number of people? Answer: bacteria. Through years of unrestrained use of antibiotics, some bacteria have evolved so much that a GP’s antibiotics treatment no longer stops them. Stan Brouns of Delft University of Technology is conducting fundamental research into a possible alternative to antibiotics: bacteriophages, the natural enemies of bacteria. Do we have to put our hopes on these microscopic particles?
Lecture by Lambert van Eijck: Mystery around microscopes Van Leeuwenhoek clarified after 300 years
In 1711 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek told a group of German nobles that the superior quality of his microscope was due to an advanced glass blowing method. More than 300 years later, it turns out to be different. Thanks to a new technology, it has become clear that the lenses of Van Leeuwenhoek, a pioneer in the field of cell biology, are not blown at all, but simply sharpened. Lambert van Eijck will explain how thanks to tomography, a new technology from TU Delft, researchers have now come a step closer to unraveling the mystery. With tomography a three-dimensional image can be formed from the inside of the microscope without having to be opened up.