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Posted: June 5, 2007
German Research Foundation approves two new nanotechnology research centers
(Nanowerk News) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) will establish eleven new Collaborative Research Centers (SFBs) on July 1, 2007. They will receive a total of 75.5 million euros (approx US$98 million) in funding over the next four years. Research conducted in the centers will include work on the reconstruction of biological body functions using versatile molecular switches and innovative optical technology. Four of the new SFBs will be Transregional Collaborative Research Centres, which are located at multiple sites.
Two of the new centers specifically will deal with nanotechnology research:
In Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 37 "Micro- and Nanosystems in Medicine – Reconstruction of Biologic Functions", researchers from the fields of medicine, material science and the natural sciences will investigate the development of new technologies and methods of treatment in regenerative medicine using laser and nanotechnology. The centre will be based in Hannover, Aachen and Rostock. (Host university: Hannover Medical School (MHH), Coordinator: Axel Haverich)
The SFB 755 "Nanoscale Photonic Imaging" plans to investigate complex systems such as macromolecular fluids and living cells. Innovative optical techniques, which allow exceptionally high spatial or temporal resolution to be achieved or which use X-rays, are being developed for this study. (Host university: Georg-August University of Göttingen, Coordinator: Tim Salditt)