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MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.


29 Oct 2014 - 'Swiss cheese' membrane with variable holes A new membrane, developed by University of Twente scientists, can be made more or less porous ‘on demand’. In this way, smart switching between ‘open’ and ‘closed’ is possible, which opens the way to innovative applications in biosensors, chemical analysis and katalysis. The researchers of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology present their results in ‘Angewandte Chemie’. Their paper is designated ‘very important’ by the journal. 28 Oct 2014 - TST biomimetic research awarded Harmen Droogendijk was selected by an international jury for a 3rd place in the Bionic-Award 2014. The biannual award is made possible by the Schauenburg foundation and selection and ceremony are carried out under auspices of the VDI (“Verein Deutscher Ingenieure” or “Association of German Engineers”). The price was awarded for the quality of the biomimetic work carried out in the framework of the NWO/STW VICI project BioEARS (Bioinspired Engineering of Array Sensors) on the analysis, understanding and technical implementation of hair-based flow-sensors as inspired by the flow-sensitive hairs found on the cerci of crickets. 23 Oct 2014 - University of Twente develops new chip for testing medicines UT doctoral degree candidate Verena Stimberg has developed a chip that can improve research into diseases, medicines and the possible toxicity of nanoparticles. The chip contains a man-made version of a cell membrane, on which you can examine diseases where ion channels in cell membranes play a role. With the chip you can test drugs against cystic fibrosis or conduct research into diseases such as Parkinson's, cancer, depression, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. The chip means that fewer trials on animals and people will probably be required in the future. Stimberg conducted her research within the MIRA and MESA+ research institutes at the University of Twente. 21 Oct 2014 - BP invests 2 million in fundamental research UT In the next five years, BP will invest two million euros in fundamental research by the department of Physics of Complex Fluids of  the UT research institute MESA+. The purpose of the research is to obtain a better understanding of how oil is attached to the porous bedrock of an oil field at the molecular level. Application of this knowledge ought to make it possible to extract increased quantities of oil from existing fields. 

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