Delft University of Technology
TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century. This is done by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research, which is acknowledged as world-class; by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society; and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations with both economic and social value.
The Department of Bionanoscience of the TU Delft provides our iGEM team with office and laboratory space, supplies and an experienced supervisory team. The Department of Bionanoscience focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes, from the level of single molecules to the full complexity of living cells. This research provides fascinating insight in the molecular mechanisms that lead to cellular function, and eventually life itself. In addition, all faculty members guide several master and bachelor projects in their labs. Moreover, a large number of graduate students and postdocs receive their research training in the department.
The Department of Biotechnology engages in internationally leading, groundbreaking research and education programmes in industrial and environmental biotechnology. The Department of Biotechnology covers the fields of biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, cell systems engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology and society, thereby combining fundamental research, engineering, and design. These fields are all directed towards biotechnological process innovations.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the largest departments of TU Delft. It is involved in cutting-edge research and responsible for several BSc and MSc programmes such as the MSc in Chemical Engineering. The Department of Chemical Engineering considers iGEM TU Delft a perfect opportunity to showcase the excellent quality and high standards of research executed by TU Delft on an international level. This excellence is evident by the many good results and prizes previous iGEM TU Delft teams have acquired throughout the years!
Faculty of Applied Sciences
The Faculty of Applied Sciences’ main ambition is to contribute to resolving the major social challenges of our time through its teaching and research. These challenges include a secure, safe, clean and efficient energy supply, health (e.g. effective medicines), security of food supply, green economy/bio-economy, safety and security (also in terms of information transfer), and innovation. The faculty aims to be among the best in the world in a number of research areas.
The StuD Fund is a separate part of StuD. The aim of the StuD Fund is to facilitate innovative, entrepreneurial projects that will benefit the students of Delft University of Technology. Do you have an innovative, entrepreneurial and socially relevant idea? Then please visit their website and read more about applying for financial support!
Delft Health Initiative
The vision of the Delft Health Initiative is that the discovery of the molecular mechanisms behind diseases allows us to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. Engineering sciences not only play an important role in developing the instruments that enable scientific progress, but also in designing and engineering the tools that allow these insights to change the future of healthcare.
Opentrons makes robots for biologists. Their mission is to provide the scientific community with a common platform to easily share protocols and reproduce each other's results. Their robots automate experiments that would otherwise be done by hand, allowing our community to spend more time pursuing answers to some of the twenty-first century’s most important questions.
SkylineDx is an emerging commercial-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative gene signature-based diagnostic tests, which assist healthcare professionals in making personalized treatment decisions for individual patients. These tests are designed to accurately determine the type or status of the disease or to predict a patient’s response to a specific treatment. Based on the test results, healthcare professionals can tailor the treatment to the individual patient.
TU Delft Bioengineering Institute
The virtual TU Delft Bioengineering Institute strengthens the campus-wide collaboration of scientists with a bio profile, links them with external partners, and increases the visibility of Delft University of Technology as a major partner in the international bioengineering arena.
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to develop technologies that improve and enhance life—from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. The life science business' purpose is to solve the toughest problems in the industry by collaborating with the global scientific community. With a broad portfolio of more than 300,000 products for protein research, cell biology and chemical-based and biopharmaceuticals, the business covers the bioprocessing value chain.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.
Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment works to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases. They promote public health and consumer safety, and help to protect the quality of the environment. RIVM collects and collates knowledge and information from various sources, both national and international. We apply this knowledge ourselves, and we place it at the disposal of policy-makers, researchers, regulatory authorities and the general public. Each year, RIVM produces numerous reports on all aspects of public health, nutrition and diet, healthcare, disaster management, nature, and the environment.
SnapGene is the first molecular biology software that is easier to use than pen and paper. Now every DNA construct made in our lab can be documented in a rich electronic format. Thanks to the free SnapGene Viewer, the files can be shared with our colleagues around the world!
Carebo is a full-service textile processing company. They have over twenty-five years of experience in printing and embroidering clothing. They perform all of their processes in-house, allowing them to optimally advise their customers and deliver their products quickly.
The Eurofins sequencing services provide you with the most flexibility for your samples in tubes and plates. GATC Biotech’s Sanger sequencing products can process a variety of starting materials submitted in tubes or plates. Exceptionally high-quality sequencing results are available online within hours.
New England Biolabs
Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis.
Promega is a global leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to life scientists in academic, industrial and government settings. Their products are used by life scientists asking fundamental questions about biological processes as well as by scientists who are applying scientific knowledge to diagnose and treat diseases, discover new therapeutics, and use genetics and DNA testing for human identification.