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On 18th of September the fifth “SFB-TRR 141 Doktorandenkolloquium” of this year took place at the University of Freiburg. It was organized by the Experimental Polymer Physics Group in Freiburg and hosted at the newly constructed FIT-building at the technical campus.

The Freiburg Centre of Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) is a central scientific facility of the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg with the aim to promote interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research. The primary objective of the FIT is the investigation of interactive functional material adapted from design-principles found in nature. As all TRR 141 associated Freiburg research groups (PBG, PBT and EPP) are members of the FIT, this new facility provides a synergetic platform for the research of the SFB-TRR141.

Following the format of the last workshop in Tübingen, the scientific discussion was additionally stimulated by joint presentations of the project partners and allowing for sufficient discussion time. Partners from the projects B02, B05 and A09 contributed to these joint presentations and to the lively discussions with their project partners and the audience.

Afterwards Dr. Josef Madl (F-BIOSS) gave an introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy and reported on results he obtained in collaboration with the A09 team.

At the end of the program, interested participants could attend a demonstration of AFM measurements performed by Dr. Yi Thomann or visit some laboratories guided by Dr. Stephanie Meisen. Discussions among project partners completed the all day workshop in a stimulating manner.



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  Picture: ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 (Photo: ICD/ITKE, Universität Stuttgart)