- Marileen Dogterom has been elected as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She is one of the pioneers of the research field of biomolecular physics in the Netherlands. Her research focusses on the cytoskeleton—micro tubes that give living cells their shape and mechanical function, and enable them to divide. In her lab, Dogterom recreates parts of a cell in a controlled environment to get a quantitative understanding of the mechanics behind the cytoskeleton. Her work lays an important basis for the development of artificial cells.
To emphasize her connection with both Leiden University and TU Delft, where she has her lab, Dogterom will hold one of the “Medical Delta” professorships created jointly by the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. Medical Delta is a network of life sciences, health and technology organizations that help universities, regional governments, scientists and businesses to overcome cross-disciplinary barriers.
To mark this occasion, Marileen Dogterom will give an inaugural address in the auditorium in Delft, titled ‘Can we build a synthetic cell?’ on June 21 at 3 pm.
Publ. 01-06-2016 12:32