William Verstraeten



Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Jahnstr. 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 6221 486-439
E-Mail: william.verstraeten(at)mr.mpg.de

About me

Ever since I learned about DNA origami I have been captivated by the field and its limitless possibilities. This fascination quickly led me to explore its application in conjunction with Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) and, ultimately, bottom-up synthetic biology.
Currently, my research project revolves around adapting the mechanism responsible for GUV division to sense osmolarity in live biological samples.
Osmolarity plays a crucial role in various biological processes, and having a reliable and versatile method to monitor it in real-time would be invaluable. When I’m not busy tinkering in the lab, you’ll find me bouldering my way up or in the kitchen.

Short Bio

2020 – 2023 Master in Life Sciences Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne.
2017 – 2020 Bachelor’s degree Nanobiology, Tu Delft & Erasmus University Rotterdam.