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

Chair of the Department of Bionanoscience Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology)

Medical Delta Professor (Leiden Institute of Physics)

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


15 July 2018
Welcome to Ajay Mahalka (postdoc)

6 June 2018
Hester Vennema joins the group for her bachelor end project

15 July 2018
Welcome to Ajay Mahalka (postdoc)

1 April 2018
Welcome to Reza Amini (PhD)

11 December 2017
Kasper Spoelstra joins the group for his master end project

15 September 2017
Welcome to Renu Maan (postdoc)

29 July 2017
The Dogterom Lab was part of the Physiology Course 2017 at MBL in Woods Hole. Thanks to everybody involved for fantastic two weeks!

5 July 2017
Congratulations to Arent, Teodora, and Daniel for their Bachelor theses!

14 February 2017
Welcome to bachelor students Arent Kievits, Teodora Trandafir and Daniel Landré