News

01 February 2018

'Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology' course celebrates 30th birthday

This year, BioTech Delft organised the Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology course for post-graduates for the 30th time.

01 February 2018

Clive Brown of Oxford Nanopore at Bioengineering Institute kickoff

On Tuesday 27 March, TU Delft will launch the Delft Bioengineering Institute. Main speaker is Clive Brown, Chief Technology Officer at DNA sequencing specialist Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

23 November 2017

A biological approach to using waste gases

Science funding body NWO-TTW and partners in industry are investing EUR 3.8 million in a consortium that will use micro-organisms to convert syngas into useful chemical building blocks in a sustainable way. By doing so, the consortium intends to contribute to the circular economy and reduce CO2 emissions.

07 June 2017

Bio-energy: not a bad idea

Biofuels don't have a particularly good reputation. Undeservedly so, says Professor Patricia Osseweijer from the department of Biotechnology. Bearing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in mind, she is currently arguing the case for more investment in bio-energy. Not only because biofuels are renewable, but also because smart investment in bio-energy can play a part in the social development of deprived areas.

26 May 2017

Newly discovered ‘Siberian’ soda lake micro-organisms convert organic material directly into methane

Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes. These organisms grow in sodium carbonate brines with a pH 10 and convert methyl group of organic material into methane gas. On xxday May yyth they, together with colleagues from the US, UK, Germany and Spain, report on their findings in Nature Microbiology.

11 May 2017

Isabel Arends and Wiro Niessen elected as members of KNAW

Isabel Arends, Professor of Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry and Wiro Niessen, Professor of Biomedical Imaging are two of 26 new members appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

07 April 2016

Two ERC Advanced Grants for TU Delft researchers

03 March 2016

A sustainable, good, affordable Hib vaccine for every child

03 February 2016

Interview by BNR radio with Peter Mooij about the fattest algea

15 January 2016

Algae prove promising candidates for biodiesel production via 'survival of the fattest'