30 November 2021
The formation of kidney stones on a microscale
Researchers from TU Delft developed a method to watch the formation of kidney stones on a microscale, in a so called microfluidic platform. By slightly adjusting the pH and the concentration of specific minerals, the formation could be slowed down or inhibited completely. The research is now published in Biomicrofluidics.
25 November 2021
BEI Best MSc Graduate 2021: Alicia Rodríguez Molina!
22 November 2021
Solution for iron waste to make drinking water sector more sustainable
04 November 2021
Scanning a single protein, one amino acid at a time
Using nanopore DNA sequencing technology, researchers from TU Delft and the University of Illinois have managed to scan a single protein: by slowly moving a linearized protein through a tiny nanopore, one amino acid at the time, the researchers were able to read off electric currents that relate to the information content of the protein. The researchers published their proof-of-concept in Science today. The new single-molecule peptide reader marks a breakthrough in protein identification, and opens the way towards single-molecule protein sequencing and cataloguing the proteins inside a single cell.
02 November 2021
Marileen Dogterom elected as KNAW president
We warmly congratulate professor Marileen Dogterom on her appointment as the president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the forum, conscience, and voice of the arts and sciences in the Netherlands, effective June 1, 2022.
22 October 2021
Mechanism underlying the emergence of virus variants unravelled
An international consortium, led by Delft University of Technology and the University of North Carolina, has for the first time succeeded in probing the molecular origins of recombination in RNA viruses. Hiccups during the copying process of viruses cause recombination to take place: the exchange of segments of viral RNA.
21 October 2021
BioDate 2021: 7 interdisciplinary MSc projects supported with 2,5k
21 October 2021
TU Delft Story: The third dimension in tissue culture
19 October 2021
NWO Open Competition Grant for Hanieh Bazyar
Current membrane fabrication processes are not sustainable because they are energy-intensive and require hazardous solvents. We are all familiar with the concept of 3D printing as it has been used in various fields in the last decades. However, it couldn’t find its contribution yet to the big industry of polymeric membrane production. Hanieh Bazyar, Department of Process and Energy, received NWO Open Competition Grant for her research on next generation 3D printed separation membranes.
08 October 2021
Researchers unravel molecular replication process of covid-19
Is there a way to stop SARS-CoV-2-? An international consortium, led by biophysicist David Dulin at VU Amsterdam and in collaboration with Martin Depken from TU Delft, has investigated how to interfere with the viral genome-replication process at the molecular level.