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Remote-Controlled Microswimmers
Jülich, 22 May 2015 – Some strains of bacteria begin to swim in circles close to a surface, in the same way as a car whose wheels lose contact with the road on one side. How tight these circles are and in what direction the bacteria swim depends on the slip of the surface, as Jülich physicists have discovered with the aid of computer simulations. The calculations also show how the bacteria can be guided along a straight path by means of modified surfaces. These findings could be useful in order to separate different bacterial strains for biomedical studies. (Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep09586)
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Microswimmers-Summer-School-Aufmacher-BILD
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Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour
The study of the mechanisms and dynamics of autonomous microswimmers is a fascinating field at the cutting edge of science. It combines the biophysics of self-propulsion via motor proteins, artificial propulsion mechanisms, swimming strategies at low Reynolds numbers, the hydrodynamic interaction of swimmers, and the collective motion of large numbers of agents.
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International Helmholtz Research School

Intense training in Biophysics and Soft Matter and a comprehensive framework of experimental and theoretical tools. More: International Helmholtz Research School …

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Softcomp

Softcomp was born as a Network of Excellence (NoE) supported by the EU aiming to establish a knowledge base for an intellegent design of functional and nanoscale soft matter composites. SoftComp

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ESMI

Welcome to ESMI, the European Soft Matter Infrastructure project. ESMI

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NanoDirect

The EU-research program NanoDirect aims at developing a toolbox for directed self-assembly of nano-colloids for processing or function of nanoparticle - based materials. NanoDirect

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CODEF

DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre: „Physics of Colloidal Dispersions in External Fields“. CODEF

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SHENC

DFG Research Unit SHENC: Shear flow regulation of hemostasis - bridging the gap between nanomechanics and clinical presentation. SHENC

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Functional Microgels

The SFB brings together research groups from polymer science, chemical engineering and life sciences. Microgels

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Microswimmers

The DFG Priority Program SPP1726 "Microswimmers –from single particle motion to collective behaviour"
investigates the physical behaviour of active colloids and motile biological microorganisms. More

LAPASO

LAPASO

Microfluidic particle fractionation based on the inherent properties of e.g. cells, microorganisms and organelles offers significant improvements over conventional techniques. More


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