Entries by Vincent

Successful Metabolomics course in Brazil

From 23-27 February 2015, our first course abroad took place: the Advanced Course Metabolomics for Microbial Systems Biology was held at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil. BSDL and BE-Basic organized this course together with our partner universities Delft University of Technology, Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade de Campinas. The cooperation resulted in a team of four teachers from […]

History of microbiology

Dr. Lesley Robertson recently started a blog, where she writes on all the curious things she and her team of volunteers encouter while digitising and cataloguing the collection of the Beijerinck museum, a small museum dedicated to the history of microbiology and biotechnology. Former participants of our Advanced Course on Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology will surely […]

Interview with Jeff Lievense

Jeff Lievense, teacher in our Advanced Course Bioprocess Design, shared his thoughts on advancing industrial biotech in Biofuels Digest. Jeff is Executive Vice President Process Technology at Genomatica, a San Diego based company active in sustainable chemicals from renewable feedstocks. He and his team “translate biology into 100 kiloton fermentation-based chemical plants that perform”. Please find the link […]

TED talk Gerben Stouten on waste to resources

Great TED talk by Gerben Stouten on waste to resources. He explains how you can produce bioplastics from (candy factory) wastewater. Gerben is a scientist in the group of prof. Mark van Loosdrecht, and teacher in our Advanced Course Bioprocess Design.  

Free online biotechnology MOOC started

  Yesterday the free, open, online biotechnology MOOC entitled “Technology for biobased products” that was developed by the Department of Biotechnology of Delft University of Technology (home of BSDL) started. This course teaches you the basics of process design for biobased products: from feedstock to biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels. You can register for free at the edx website. […]

BSDL metabolomics course in Brazil

Together with our partners, we are organizing the Advanced Course Metabolomics for Microbial Systems Biology in Brazil, at the Universidade de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Please have a look at the details here. Registration is not open yet; if you want to receive an email alert, please let us know by email.

Free online biotechnology MOOC from our department

  The free, open, online course (biotechnology MOOC) entitled “Technology for biobased products” that is currently being developed by the Department of Biotechnology of Delft University of Technology (home of BSDL), with start on October 27th, 2014. Quite a few teachers from the Advanced Courses also lecture in the MOOC. Warmly recommended! You can register for […]

TV show with Jack Pronk

Prof. Jack Pronk, one of the course leaders of the Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology course, was a guest in the tv show “De kijker aan Z”. Please find the link to the video here (in Dutch).

Beautiful video of Delft

If you are considering to come to Delft to study or take a course, check this amazing video, made by a TU Delft PhD student:

Science article by Mark van Loosdrecht

Mark van Loosdrecht, full professor in Environmental Biotechnology and course leader in our EB course, published a perspective on the next century of wastewater treatment in Science. Please follow this link or find the publication info below: Anticipating the next century of wastewater treatment Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht and Damir Brdjanovic Science 27 June 2014: […]