Meet our students
Students currently doing their graduation project or internship at the Laboratory of Self-Organizing Soft Matter
Project title: Increasing SNARE mediated LUV-GUV fusion selectivity
Objective: Increasing the selectivity of SNARE mediated LUV-GUV fusion by modifying the amino acid sequence of the LPK peptide.
Project title: Super-resolution microscopy of food matrices
Objective: Localizing biomacromolecules in food, using stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy.
Shietela Sewnarain Sukul
Project title: Characterizing the activity and biophysical behaviour of antifreeze protein mutants by advanced microscopy
Objective: Researching the correlation between TH activity and IRI activity in antifreeze protein mutants.
Students who recently finished their graduation projects at the Laboratory of Self-Organizing Soft Matter
Danny van der Haven
Project title: Enzymatic activity and aggregation of protein-polymer hybrids
Objective: Characterization of substrate transport behavior in compartmentalized enzymatic systems.
Project title: Fundamentals in encapsulated fragrances
Objective: Identifying which parameters influence the performance of capsules, by using various analytical techniques.
Guest researcher from University of Newcastle, Australia, conducting honours project.
Project title: Elucidation to the Role of Aggregation for R5 Silaffin Peptide Directed Silica Precipitation Activity
Intern from Wageningen University and Research
Project title: PETase-rich complex coacervates for on-water plastic degradation
Objective: Increasing the efficiency and thermal stability of PET degradation by complexation of PETase with different polymers.
Irene van Oekel
Project title: Studying the PET-PETase interactions on different levels of crystallinities
Objective: To determine the optimal level of crystallinity for efficient PET degradation using PETase.
Maurits van der Harst
Project title: Temporally regulated complex coacervation using clock reactions
Objective: To map the kinetics of the formaldehyde-sulfite clock reaction and study the effect of the addition of polyelectrolytes
If you are a student looking for an interesting and challenging bachelor or master project, do not hesitate to get into contact directly. We have a variety of topics within the research group that offer opportunities for chemical engineers, biomedical engineers and materials scientists. Some descriptions of currently available projects can be found on pages 58-63 of the Japie graduation book.