DFG Priority Programme "Microswimmers"
Priority Programme “Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour” (SPP 1726)
The Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has announced the establishment of a new Priority Programme “Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour” (SPP 1726).
The programme is scheduled to run for six years; the present call invites proposals for the first three-year funding period.
The aim of the priority programme is to coherently combine the research activities on microswimmers in biology, biophysics, theoretical and experimental soft matter physics, and simulation sciences.
Advanced experimental techniques, new nanotechnological tools, soft-matter chemistry and physics, and novel simulation approaches promise deeper insights into the underlying physical and bio-chemical processes, and provide the tools to design and construct new artificial microswimmers.