16 January 2020
New software to better understand conversations between cells
One of the most fascinating and important properties of living cells is their capacity for self-organization. By talking to each other cells can, among other things, determine where they are in relation to each other and whether they need to turn certain genes on or off. Thus, large groups of cells are able to work together and organise into all kinds of tissues. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have now developed software that can predict and visualise conversations between cells on the basis of the molecules involved.
14 January 2020
Delft research brings new generation of batteries a step closer
For large scale introduction of electric cars it is important to develop safer batteries with more capacity compared to the current Li-ion batteries.
14 January 2020
Reliable and extremely fast quantum calculations with germanium transistors
Transistors based on germanium can perform calculations for the future quantum computer.
11 January 2020
Timon Idema receives J.B. Westerdijk Prize
During the annual New Year's breakfast of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dr. Timon Idema (Bionanoscience) was awarded the prestigious J.B. Westerdijk Prize. He received the prize for his exceptional contributions to education, not only at TNW but throughout the TU Delft.
19 December 2019
Yuli Nazarov receives Humboldt Research Award
The Humboldt Foundation has elected Professor Yuli Nazarov as the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Each year, the foundation grants up to 100 of such rewards, inviting the recipients to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
10 December 2019
Combined technique measures nanostructures ten times better than before
10 December 2019
Combination of microscopy techniques makes images twice as sharp
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have combined two existing super-resolution microscopy techniques to create a new method. Many experts thought that combining these techniques was not technically possible. The new, combined method enables researchers to visualize the tiny components of living cells better than ever before. Among other things, this can lead to new insights for healthcare.
09 December 2019
A boost for head and neck proton therapy research
05 December 2019
Young Talent Prizes for students AS
Every year in November the KHMV, the oldest "learned society" in the Netherlands, awards the Young Talent Prizes. Students of technical and exact study programmes are awarded various graduation and encouragement prizes. Read on for an overview of the winners of Applied Sciences for this year.
03 December 2019
All Pilsner yeast strains originate from a single yeast ancestor
Pilsner yeast, the well-known micro-organism that brewers use every year to make hundreds of billions of litres of pilsner and other lagers, came into being 500 years ago through an accidental encounter between two species of yeast. The yeast strains now used to brew pilsner can all be traced back to that time. This is the conclusion reached by TU Delft researchers based on extensive DNA analysis.