Marileen Dogterom lab

Welcome to the Marileen Dogterom group in the Department of Bionanoscience in the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology.

The assembly, force generation and organization of cytoskeletal polymers lies at the basis of many essential cellular processes. The research objective of this group is to gain a quantitative understanding of the physics behind these cytoskeleton-based processes. This is achieved through a combination of in vitro experiments in simplified physically and biochemically controlled microfabricated environments, theoretical modelling and, increasingly, experiments in living cells.

Read more about the Zwaartekracht program Building a Synthetic Cell and the European Synthetic Cell initiative.

Marileen Dogterom

Group leader

Short Bio

Medical Delta Professor (Leiden Institute of Physics)

Personal Assistant: Esther Bruining-Fransen (telephone: +31 (0)15 27 82058)


17 May 2021
Congratulations to Harmen Wierenga for his PhD thesis!

19 April 2021
Welcome to Charlie van Dijl (BEP student)

12 April 2021
Welcome to Sophie Mans (BEP student)

10 February 2021
Welcome to Catalina IJspeert (BEP student)

06 November 2020
Congratulations to Marie-Anne de Gier for her BEP thesis!

01 October 2020
Welcome to Nemo Andrea (PhD)

01 October 2020
Welcome to Ali Nick Maleki (PhD)

21 September 2020
Congratulations to Kim Vendel for her PhD thesis!

11 June 2020
Congratulations to Nemo Andrea for his MEP thesis!

02 February 2020
Welcome to Ilina Bareja (postdoc)

27 January 2020
Welcome to Tomohiro Shima (guest researcher)