8-12 July 2019, Cadarache, France

The first EU-Korea MTB Workshop will be hosted by the CEA in Caderache France. The aim of the workshop is to increase the interaction between the Korean and European research communities on magneto-tactic bacteria. The workshop has a public part with invited talks by leading researchers in the field, and a closed project part to prepare for project proposals, in particular in the framework of the NST Cluster Project.



Tuesday  9 July
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Sightseeing tour
18:00 Welcome reception and dinner
Wednesday 10 July
9:30 Tai-Hyun Park, Seoul National University, Korea  “Application of bacterial magnetic nanoparticles to stem cell research”
  Alfred Fernandez-Castane, Aston University, UK "Cultivation of magneto-tactic bacteria"
  Damien Faivre, CEA Cadarache, France ""
12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings
16:00 Jinwoon Cheon, Yonsei University, Korea ""
  Ann Hirt, ETH, Switzerland “What we can learn about MTB from magnetic measurements and micromagnetic models”
  Pascal Arnoux, CEA, France ""
  Caroline Monteil, CEA, France ""
19:00 Dinner
Thursday 11 July
9:00 In-Kyu Park, Chonnam Medical School, Korea ""
  Dirk Schüler, Bayreuth University, Germany “Genetic engineering and functionalization of magnetic bacteria and magnetosomes for (biomedical) applications”
  Dan Chevrier, CEA, France “Synchrotron-based X-ray microscopy of magnetotactic bacteria : toward in vivo observation of magnetosome formation”
12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings
16:00 Young Keun Kim, Korea University, Korea “Magnetic properties of magnetite mesocrystals and self-assembled 1D chains resembling MTB”
  Mihály Pósfai, University of Pannonia, Hungary
  Stefan Klumpp, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany “Modeling magnetotactic motility”
19:00 Dinner
Friday 12 July
9:00 Jaehyun Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
  Christopher Lefevre, CEA, France
  Leon Abelmann, KIST Europe, Germany “Observation and control of MSR-1 and MC-1 in microfluidic systems and in a magnetic OD meter”
12:00-14:00 Lunch































The workshop will be held in the Chateau de Cadarache, owned by CEA. The castle is an excellent venue for an efficient workshop, with good locations for presentations, group meetings and bilateral meetings. Accommodation is on site, and reserved for consortium members and invited speakers.


Rooms in the castle can be  booked for Wednesday and Thursday night. Should you wish to arrive on Tuesday evening, we blocked rooms in Hotel Pertuis, where the NST Consortium meeting has taken place. 


The workshop is organised by CEA Cadarache and KIST Europe, sponsored by the Korean National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST).

Damien Faivre, CEA, France Leon Abelmann, KIST Europe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Cadarache is 45 minutes from Marseille Airport. Local transport will be organised.



The Cadarache castle is at 10 minutes from the beautiful Verdon National Park and the historical city of Aix-en-Provence (founded 2142 years ago) The French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) lies at a two hour drive, with famous cities such as Nice and Saint Tropez.