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.



The program is under construction. The tentative program is

Monday 8 July

16:00 Korea EU NST Cluster project meeting (invitation only)

Tuesday 9 July

9:00-12:00 Workshop part I: Cultivation of magneto-tactic bacteria (Public)

12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings

16:00-19:00 Workshop part II: Biophysics of magneto-some chain formation (Public)

19:00 Dinner

Wednesday 10 July

9:00-12:00 Workshop part III: Physics of swimmers at low Reynolds numbers (Public)

12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings

16:00-19:00 Workshop part IV: Applications of magneto-some crystals (Public)

19:00 Dinner and sightseeing tour

Thursday 11 July

9:00-12:00 Workshop part IV: Microrobotics in biomedicine (Public)

12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings

16:00-19:00 Workshop part IV: Magneto-tactic bacteria in biomedicine (Public)

19:00 Dinner

Friday 12 July

9:00-12:00  Korea EU NST Cluster project meeting (invitation only)


Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Tai Hyun Park, Seoul National University, Korea

Prof. Ann M. Hirt, ETH, Switzerland

Prof. Young Keun Kim, Korea University, Korea

Prof. Dirk Schüler, Bayreuth University, Germany

Prof. In-Kyu Park, Chonnam Medical School, Korea

Dr. Alfred Fernandez-Castane, Aston University, UK

Dr. Stefan Klumpp, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Mihály Pósfai, University of Pannonia, Hungary

Dr. Damien Faivre, CEA Cadarache, France

Prof. Leon Abelmann, KIST Europe, Germany


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.



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.