dr.ir. T.F.A. (Tom) de Greef - Expertise

Greef, dr.ir. T.F.A. de
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Computational Biology
Positioncategory :
Associate Professor (UHD)
Position :
Associate Professor
Room :
CE 1.44B
Tel :
+31 40-247 5409
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  • D14100 - Materials technology
  • D21100 - Bioinformatics, biomathematics
  • D21200 - Biophysics, clinical physics
  • D21300 - Biochemistry
  • E16000 - Nanotechnology
  • Systems theory: miscellaneous
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Biochemistry. Molecular biology
  • Systems biology
  • Experimental biophysics



Tom de Greef was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1980 and studied at the University of Eindhoven (TU/e, the Netherlands), where he received his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering cum laude in 2004. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Chemistry at the same university in 2008 with professors E. W. Meijer and R. P. Sijbesma working on novel polymeric materials based on quadruple hydrogen bonding motifs. Subsequently, he moved to the Biomodeling and Bioinformatics group headed by prof. P. A. J. Hilbers at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (TU/e) studying self-assembling systems from a computational perspective and became assistant professor in this department in 2010. In 2013, Tom de Greef was a visiting scholar in the group of Prof. D. Weitz (Harvard) working on protein affinity screening using droplet microfluidics. Current research themes are centered on the engineering of artificial cellular systems (bottom-up synthetic biology) with the aim to rationalize physicochemical design principles of biological systems and to develop novel biotechnological applications. In this multidisciplinary work he combines his fascination for (bio)chemistry, mathematical modeling, microfluidics and complex systems. In 2012 and 2013 he was awarded a VENI and an ECHO-STIP grant respectively by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO). In 2015 he received an ERC starting Grant to expand his research in the field of synthetic biology. He is also core member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS).