In november Prof. Abelmann of KIST Europe brought MSR-1 bacteria to DGIST. Dr. Jin-Young Kim of the team of prof. Hongsoo Choi and dr. Thomas John of Saarland University succeeded in magnetic control of the bacteria in the DGIST advanced microscope setup. Below is a snapshot of a video recording of an experiment during which a rotating magnetic field is switched on and off. When on, the fraction of MSR-1 that are magnetic follow the magnetic field.
Snapshot of a video in which MSR-1 bacteria are controlled. When the field is ON (top line), the fraction of MSR-1 that are magnetic follow the rotating magnetic field.