Faculty of Applied Sciences
16 January 2020
New software to better understand conversations between cellsOne 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 closerFor 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 transistorsTransistors based on germanium can perform calculations for the future quantum computer.
11 January 2020
Timon Idema receives J.B. Westerdijk PrizeDuring 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.
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?