The Dutch edition of Biotech Week was kicked off in Delft with a ‘DNA cocktail party’.

Speakers from DSM, BE-Basic, Bioproces Pilot Facility, HollandBIO en the Technical University Delft discussed the results of 60 years of DNA research and the important role of biotechnology for the development of a sustainable biobased economy. Students also had the opportunity to present their view on the future of biotechnology. BE Basic announced that they will invest two million euros for an education programme dedicated to biobased economy.

During the event, a hair sample from 60-year old representatives from the university, was taken and will be stored for the next 60 years, only being thawed in 2073 for DNA research.