|Main position||Hoogleraar TUD|
|Disciplines||Biophysics, clinical physics|
|Section||Physics and Astronomy Section|
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience
van der Maasweg 9
2629 HZ Delft
tel. 015 278 4557
Marileen Dogterom is one of the pioneers of biomolecular physics. She studies the cytoskeleton, the microtubes that give plant and animal cells their distinctive and functional shapes and that enable cells to divide successfully.
Dogterom builds parts of cells in the controlled environment of her laboratory, giving her a quantitative understanding of the workings of the cytoskeleton. Her research is crucial to the development of artificial cells.