After a promising evaluation of the SFB 1027 in September, see the pictures below, the expectations for the senate committee meeting of the DFG on 17./18.11. were high. Now it is official: the DFG will support our DFG with 10 Million Euro for another 4-year period until 2020, after a 9.2 Million Euro funding for the current period (2013-2016). The reviewers acknowledged that our collaborative research center achieved by now high national and international visibility by a large number of excellent publications and in particular by the international conference “Cell Physics” that the SFB organized 2014 and 2016 in Saarbrücken. Researchers from Germany and Europe approach us to study the biological systems that are investigated in our SFB. As a result we have now 4 researchers from other universities (Dresden, Geneva, Erlangen and Göttingen) in our collaborative research center. Particularly fortunate is the successful connection of the SFB 1027 with the Institute of New Materials (INM) in Saarbrücken with two research projects, one lead by Prof. Aránzazu del Campo and one lead by Prof. Niels de Jonge from the INM. Very important was also the integration of Jun.-Prof. Franziska Lautenschläger (experimental biophysics), who was specifically hired by the physics department to strengthen the SFB. The reviewers also emphasized that our SFB with its outstanding support of young researchers by measures like funding for Junior research projects, Summer camps, and an integrated research training school is an incubator for young scientists. Already the “Wissenschaftsrat” in its 2014 evaluation of the UdS highlighted the strong interdisciplinary and integrative potential of the SFB 1027 which is exemplary at the Saarland University for its successful exploitation of synergies between natural and life science and within the University’s NanoBioMed priority areas. We are looking forward to another 4 years of exciting interdisciplinary science.


Press release of the the Saarland University

Press release of the DFG

Newspaper (SZ) article


After a streneous two-days on-site review of our CRC the PIs were very happy ...

PIs after review

 ... and finally relaxed:

PIs relaxed



Date of new: 
Monday, 21. November 2016













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