Marileen Dogterom

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.M.
Main position Hoogleraar TUD
Disciplines Nanotechnology
  Biophysics, clinical physics
Chair Bionanoscience
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2016
Vice-President of KNAW
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience
Postbus 5046
2600 GA Delft
tel.  015 278 4557
Personal website

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.