28
Jun

Committee thank you activity

Friday the 15th of June, S.V.N.B. Hooke organised the committee thank you activity for all the people who contributed to the activities organised last year and to the people who gave advice to the board last year. We went to het Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam, where we chilled out and played games like volleyball and...
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26
Jun

Spinozapremie 2018 Marileen Dogterom

Marileen Dogterom, head of the department of BioNanoScience, has won the Spinozapremie 2018. The spinozapremie is the most important award in Dutch Science. Every year, three or four researchers receive this award. They all receive € 2.5 million to spent on their research. Marileen her research focuses on cytoskeletal polymers. How these polymers are organised...
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13
Jun

Multiple Day Excursion Oxford

From June 8 until June 10 a group of 30 bachelor and master students visited Oxford. We visited multiple departments at the University of Oxford and a company, called Oxsybio. Finally, we also received a lunch lecture in the sun from a former Nanobiology student that finished a master mathematical and theoretical physics in Oxford....
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15
May

Company Visit Gent

Last week the first and second year students visited Gent. We had a tour and a presentation at two companies: The Cell Factory and ProDigest. Here the students learned a lot on how to turn research into a viable company in the biotechnology sector. The cell factory is a company focused on the development of...
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11
Apr

Mystery of superior Leeuwenhoek microscope solved after 350 years

Researchers from TU Delft and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave have solved an age-old mystery surrounding Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes. A unique collaboration at the interface between culture and science has proved conclusively that the linen trader and amateur scholar from Delft ground and used his own thin lenses. Considering the unrivalled quality of the microscopic images produced...
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9
Apr

Graduation Bachelor and Master students

On March 29, a small group of Nanobiology students received their Bachelor and Master’s degree. During the ceremony, Tessa Vergroesen (BSc) gave a speech in which she explained how Nanobiology bridged the gap for her personally. She explained that she had to get out of her comfort zone by studying math and physics next to...
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3
Apr

Kickoff Delft Bioengineering Institute

Last week the Kickoff of the Delft Bioengineering Institute took place at the Aula. Prof. Isabel Arends, professor of Biocatalysis and the founder of the Institute: “All across our campus you find scientists who share my fascination for the building blocks of biology and what we can achieve with them. It is a wide and varied...
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15
Mar

Excursion Phenomworld

Last week a group of Master Students traveled to Eindhoven to visit Phenomworld. Phenomworld has separated from a major Electron Microscope Builder, FEI, a few years ago. Phenomworld makes desktop Scanning Electron Microscopes. A desktop SEM is about as big as an old school computer, but weights between 60 and 80 kilos. The resolution can...
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