New Research Training Group SyMoCADS

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We are currently looking for students interested in joining the new Research Training Group “Synthetic Molecular Communications Across Different Scales: From Theory to Experiments” (SyMoCADS), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The group will be led by Prof. Robert Schober (Institute for Digital Communication) as spokesperson and Prof. Kathrin Castiglione (Institute of Bioprocess Engineering) as co-spokesperson. FAU NeW scientists involved in the project are Prof. Andrea Buettner (Chair of Aroma and Smell Research), Dr. Helene Loos (Chair of Aroma and Smell Research), and Prof. Heinrich Sticht (Institute of Biochemistry). The structured training program addresses the highly interdisciplinary field of Molecular Communication. Molecules are used as information carriers to communicate with objects, cells or organisms in environments that are not suitable for traditional communication systems based on electromagnetic waves. Three different work clusters involving scientists from the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmacy and Biochemistry as well as the University Hospital are investigating the sensing and control of bioprocesses on a microliter scale, the control of magnetic nanoparticles in blood vessels and molecular communication via volatile odorous objects.