Rinke van Tatenhove-Pel Group
I am fascinated by microbial life and its dazzling possibilities. It triggers me to grasp the underlying concepts and challenges, and to apply the resulting insight to exploit life and to harvest some of its benefits.
My main areas of interest are interactions between cells, strains and species, and the development of high-throughput screening and selection systems. My research combines defined synthetic consortia, predictive models and laboratory experiments, to gain knowledge and insight that I use to improve biotechnological processes.
These challenges cannot be tackled by a single point of view, or by single researchers. Within the Industrial Microbiology section at the TU Delft I have the pleasure to work with an excellent and inspiring team consisting of my fellow PI’s, BSc-, MSc- and PhD-students, postdocs and technicians. I furthermore collaborate with scientists from inside and outside the Biotechnology Department of the TU Delft, to enable relevant, creative and novel research.