Nice article on the follow up of Calin’s PhD: Sun, surfing and proteins28.01.2016

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Our paper on liposome production on chip appeared in Nature Communications!25.01.2016

Our paper on liposome production on chip appeared in Nature Communications! We are proud on our very first step towards artifical cells – long way top go still, but here’s a first step.
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And here’s the paper itself: Link>>
Local news paper NRC >>
Technisch weekblad >>

Congrats to Calin Plesa who received a prestigious Rubicon fellowship!11.01.2016

List of researchers awarded funding with a provisional title and a brief summary of the research project, the current employer or the last place where the researcher worked and the host Institute at which the Rubicon research will be carried out.
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Welcome to Wayne Yang and Je-Kyung Ryu05.01.2016

Wayne will start as a phd student in our group and Je-Kyung will start as a postdoc.

Rifka Vlijm received an EMBO Long term Fellowship10.12.2015

Rifka Vlijm received an EMBO Long term Fellowship for her postdoc!
Congrats

Cum Laude PhD for Fabai Wu!29.10.2015

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Creating life is a joint effort27.10.2015

Nice interview with Cees Dekker for Delft Integraal
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Our lab featured in national newspaper the Volkskrant28.09.2015

Christophe and Cees and their lab members were interviewed by the Volkskrant about the great work taking place in their labs.
Read the full article here (unfortunately only available in Dutch).
Source: Volkskrant

Our work featured in the national newspaper Volkskrant15.09.2015

Our work featured in the national newspaper Volkskrant.
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Felix Hol received the Steven Hoogendijkprijs for best PhD thesis 2013-2015!15.09.2015

On September 12, Ahmed Aboutaleb – mayor of Rotterdam and chair of the Bataafsch Genootschap – awarded Felix Hol the Steven Hoogendijkprijs as his PhD thesis was selected to the best PhD thesis 2013-2015 of TUDelft! Congrats!

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Fabai’s paper selected as the cover article by Nature Nanotechnology!!05.08.2015

Fabai’s paper selected as the cover article by Nature Nanotechnology!!

See here for the pdf

See here for a great perspective by KC Huang

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Calin’s review on nanopores selected as the cover article in Physics Today!05.08.2015

Calin’s review on nanopores selected as the cover article in Physics Today! See here

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Our new ISME paper: bacteria invade antibiotic killing zones!07.07.2015

Our new ISME paper on bacteria that invade antibiotic killing zones (by Felix Hol et al) is attracting a lot of attention.
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Congrats to Felix and Rifka who both got a prestigious Rubicon grant!06.07.2015

Congrats to Felix and Rifka who both got a prestigious Rubicon grant! Read more >>

Nice video portrait of Cees Dekker now online on Vimeo02.07.2015

Nice video portrait of Cees Dekker made for the Royal Academy (KNAW) by UvA studenten, now online on Vimeo

Stephanie Heerema won the award for best presentation at the Graphene Week in Manchester. Congrats!26.06.2015

Fabai’s paper on Min protein oscillations in shaped bacteria drew of a lot of media attention, see here23.06.2015

Our work on Min protein oscillations in shaped bacteria drew of a lot of national attention:
– BNR radio read more>>
– Volkskrant read more>>
– Telegraaf read more>>
– Nederlands Dagblad read more>>
– Delta read more >>
– Algemeen Dagblad read more>>
– Chemisch Weekblad read more>>
– NRC read more>>
– New Scientist read more>>
– Microscopy and analysis read more>>
– Nu.nl read more>>
– Nanotechweb read more>>

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Interview with Cees Dekker in Bionieuws, the national news journal about biology23.06.2015

Interview with Cees Dekker in Bionieuws, the national news journal about biology.
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Squares, triangles, circles: regardless of their form, bacteria can figure out where to split (… with a little help from Alan Turing)23.06.2015

The E.coli bacterium, a very common resident of people’s intestines, is shaped as a tiny rod about 3 micrometers long. For the first time, scientists from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University have found a way to use nanotechnology to grow living E.coli bacteria into very different shapes: squares, triangles, circles, and even as letters spelling out ‘TU Delft’. They also managed to grow supersized E.coli with a volume thirty times larger than normal. These living oddly-shaped bacteria allow studies of the internal distribution of proteins and DNA in entirely new ways.

In this week’s Nature Nanotechnology, the scientists describe how these custom-designed bacteria still manage to perfectly locate ‘the middle of themselves’ for their cell division. They are found to do so using proteins that sense the cell shape, based on a mathematical principle proposed by computer pioneer Alan Turing in 1953.
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The PhD thesis of Felix Hol has won a prize from the Bataafsch Genootschap as the best thesis from the TU Delft in the period 2013-2015! Congrats to Felix!12.06.2015