Faculty of Applied Sciences
16 July 2019
Twelve Veni awards for TU Delft researchersThe Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to twelve highly promising young scientists from TU Delft.
12 July 2019
Yeast against dementiaAs our life expectancy increases, more and more people are confronted with different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. How these brain diseases arise and develop is still unclear, complicating the search for effective treatment.
08 July 2019
Reading out qubits 100 times faster than before: new step towards the quantum computerAn operational quantum computer will require a quick, reliable and scalable read-out of the state of the qubits, the building blocks of this computer of the future.
04 July 2019
Nynke Dekker elected as member of EMBOThe European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected Nynke Dekker and 55 other life science researchers to its membership. Dekker joins a group of more than 1800 of the best life science researchers worldwide. Being elected as a member of EMBO is a great honour. “EMBO Members are excellent scientists who conduct research at the forefront of all life science disciplines”, said EMBO Director Maria Leptin. Nynke Dekker's group focuses on understanding the key cellular process of DNA replication from a biophysical perspective in viral, bacterial, and eukaryotic systems EMBO Members actively participate in the execution of the organization’s initiatives by serving on Council, committees and editorial boards, by evaluating applications for EMBO funding, by mentoring young scientists and by providing suggestions and feedback on activities. EMBO will formally welcome its new Members and Associate Members at the annual Members’ Meeting in Heidelberg between 29 and 31 October 2019. About EMBO EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.
Life from the lab
Scientists at TU Delft want to make a synthetic cell from separate biological building blocks.
Crafting matter atom by atom
Over the past twenty years, the scale of data storage decreased at an astonishing rate. With society currently creating more than a billion gigabytes of data every day, further decrease of data storage area is becoming increasingly relevant. Together with his team, however, Prof. Sander Otte from Delft University of Technology found the ultimate solution.
Tinkering under the bonnet of life
CRISPR-Cas9, the technique scientists use to very precisely edit DNA, is receiving global attention. And rightly so, because this technology has far-reaching consequences. A longer life in good health? The end of genetic disorders? Crops that are able to survive in the harshest conditions? CRISPR-Cas9 brings all of this and more within our grasp. The research group of Dr Stan Brouns at the department of Bionanoscience is conducting fundamental research into how CRISPR systems function. What is his take on the forthcoming revolution?