Academy appoints Marileen Dogterom to Board

20 March 2017

On 1 June 2017, Marileen Dogterom, Professor of Bionanoscience at Delft University of Technology and Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics at Leiden University, will join the Academy Board. Her four-year appointment is for one day a week. Dogterom succeeds Ben Feringa, who has served his term on the board.

Dogterom-Marileen-6130.jpgMarileen Dogterom (born 1967) heads the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience’s Bionanoscience Department at Delft University of Technology. She is also affiliated with the Leiden Institute of Physics, initially (in 2000) by special appointment and later as full professor. She is one of the pioneers of biomolecular physics.

Dogterom studies the cytoskeleton, the microtubes that give plant and animal cells their distinctive and functional shapes and that enable cells to divide successfully. Her research is crucial to the development of artificial cells.

She is a member of the EMBO and Academia Europaea; she is also a Medical Delta Professor, both in Leiden and Delft. In 2013, she received an ERC Synergy Grant. 

The Academy Board as of 1 June 2017:

  • José van Dijck (Utrecht University), President
  • Wim van Saarloos (Leiden University), Vice President
  • Philip Scheltens (VU University Medical Centre), General Secretary
  • Maarten Prak (Utrecht University), Member
  • Marc Groenhuijsen (Tilburg University), Member
  • Marileen Dogterom (Delft University of Technology/Leiden University), Member