Wear it, share it, proof it

It’s been called the next big revolution in healthcare, projected to explode into a multibillion dollar market over the next few years: wearable health technologies, or wearables. Google recently pioneered contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in tears, to name an example. At the […]

3D printing in vivo

Imagine 3D-printing a silicon band aid onto an unborn baby with spina bifida (open ruggetje in Dutch) inside its mother’s womb to prevent life-long handicaps. Is that idea open-minded and out-of-the-box enough? It can be no surprise that the jury of the annual Open Mind […]

Graduates BSc Nanobiology

It’s the only one in the world: the BSc programme in Nanobiology of TU Delft and Erasmus MC, launched in 2012. Its first 16 students have now graduated, with most of them continuing directly into the MSc programme in Nanobiology. Renske Voerman is one of […]

Environmental Biotechnology

Producing energy by burning waste chemicals may be good for a sustainable future. But converting waste into useful chemicals is better.” – From the 2010 annual report, Biotechnology Department, TU Delft. Alongside the efforts by the other biotechnology groups to establish and utilize pure cultures […]

Analytical Biotechnology

“Life essentially can be characterized as a sequence of actions triggered by signals. Peptides are carriers of those signals.” – From the 2010 Annual report of Department of Biotechnology, TU Delft. When Peter Verhaert became the new leader of the Analytical Biotechnology (ABT) group in […]