New DFG-Funded Research Training Group SyMoCADS at FAU
A new research training group at FAU is being funded by the German Research Foundation. The research training group entitled „Synthetic Molecular Communications Across Different Scales: From Theory to Experiments“, or SyMoCADS for short, is led by Prof. Robert Schober (as spokesperson) and Prof. Kathrin Castiglione (Chair of Bioprocess Engineering) as co-spokesperson.
This 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 researchers from the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Chemical and Bioengineering, 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.