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07 March 2017

Marileen Dogterom to receive a Suffrage Science award

This evening, on International Women’s Day, prof. dr. Marileen Dogterom will receive a Suffrage Science Award at the Royal Society in London. The award, one of twelve in total, comes with special suffrage heirloom jewellery, which will be handed over during an evening celebrating the achievements of leading women scientists.

21 February 2017

Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft Receives Major New Funding

The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft will receive additional major funding to further advance its successful program in biological and quantum nanoscience.

16 February 2017

Cells divide by ‘bricklaying on moving scaffolding’

It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre. They use this to cut themselves into two daughter cells. Using advanced microscopes, researchers from the universities of Harvard, Indiana, Newcastle, and Delft have succeeded in finding out how bacteria do this. The bacteria appear to build a new cell wall working from the outside in, with the help of multiple molecular ‘bricklayers’, in about a quarter of an hour. What was completely unexpected was that the ‘bricklayers’ move along the inside of the wall under construction by ‘treadmilling’; the building of the cell wall is performed from scaffolding that is continuously being moved at the front, while at the rear it is continuously being dismantled. The scientists will be publishing an article on the topic in Science on 17 February.

01 February 2017

QN and BN successfully attract young scientific talent

This week, six Marie Curie Fellowships were awarded to young international scientists to pursue the next step in their burgeoning career at the BN (two fellowships) and QN (four fellowships) departments of the Delft Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology.

02 November 2016

Students TU Delft won several prizes in Boston with bio-lenses

Students from the TU Delft have won several prizes on Monday 31st of October at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.

23 September 2016

Paper Tim Kuenne (stan Brouns lab) published in Molecular Cell

23 September 2016

Paper Afshin Vahid and Timon Idema published in Physical Review Letters

18 July 2016

Veni grant for Mathijs Vleugel

09 June 2016

iGem Team wins IHC Teamwork Award

19 May 2016

Marileen Dogterom elected as new KNAW member