Nynke Dekker

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials N.H.
Main position Hoogleraar TUD
Disciplines Biochemistry
  Biophysics, clinical physics
  Atomic physics and molecular physics
  Metrology, scientific instrumentation
Chair Biofysica
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2015
Advisory Member of Biology Section
Employed by Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculteit Technische Natuurwetenschappen
Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Afdeling Bionanoscience
Lorentzweg 1
2628 CJ Delft
tel.  015 278 3219
Personal website

Nynke Dekker (born in 1971) works at the interface of physics and biology by studying the physical properties of biomolecules. One of her research interests, for example, is the mechanism of cell replication in living bacterial cells. Using instruments capable of nanoscale measurements that she has designed herself, such as magnetic torque tweezers, she can also carry out experiments to study the effect of proteins that influence DNA coiling. A better understanding of what happens at molecular level in cells will eventually be crucial for the development of new medicines.