Product and Process Engineering - Delft University of Technology

Dayinta Perrier

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Contact details

  • Dayinta Perrier
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Dept. Chemical Engineering - PPE
  • Room E2.320
  • van der Maasweg, 9, 2629 HZ, Delft, The Netherlands
  • D.L.Perrier@tudelft.nl

Research interests and expertises

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Soft Matter
  • Biophysics
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Optical and fluorescence microscopy

Education

  • BSc - Beta Gamma (Major: Chemistry), University of Amsterdam
  • MSc - Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Physics, Utrecht University

Supervisors

Research description

The ability to safely and efficiently transfer DNA into a living cell is an important goal in both health care and biotechnology. Electroporation is a technique where pores in the membrane are formed by applying an electric field. This is a safe and cheap method to deliver the gene to the cell. Due to the complexity of the mechanics and the dynamics of the living cell and the DNA, electroporation is still poorly understood. Therefore, optimized DNA delivery by the use of electroporation is lacking. It is crucial to obtain full understanding of the membrane and the DNA dynamics at the sub cellular level.

    Electroporation

Student projects

Bachelor and Master Projects are available, involving chemical engineering, soft matter and biophysics. The projects will focus on experimental work.

  • Electroporation of a lipid bilayer
  • Nanochannel electroporation
  • Vesicle electroporation
ExperimentalSetup

If you are interested in the topic, please contact me at D.L.Perrier@tudelft.nl, to discuss the possibilities.

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