The study programme Nanobiology started September 2012. In its second year, under guidance of the study association for Applied Physics (the VvTP) and the study association for Medicine in Rotterdam (the MFvR), five Nanobiology students were appointed with the noble task to found an independent study association for Nanobiology. During half a year they completed all the necessary  paperwork and thought about all the aspects the study association should contain.

On the 20th of November, 2014 they announced the birth of the study association for Nanobiology, S.V.N.B. Hooke. With the name, they honoured the British physicist Robert Hooke, known for his own law that describes the behaviour of a spring and can be encountered multiple times in the first year of the programme.  Besides, the word ‘cell’ originated in one of his books. He was a bridge between physics and biology; this is what the study programme also strives for.

The successful grand opening on the 2nd of April 2015 and the opening symposium were a great kick-start. After that, more trips to companies and other activities were organised. S.V.N.B. Hooke is currently two years old and even though it is still a small association, its activities are well visited and the atmosphere is close and positive. Everything is still in the making, everything is still possible and the association is ready to grow.


The official, legal birth of the study association; signing the statutes.