8-12 July 2019, Cadarache, France

The first EU-Korea MTB Workshop was hosted by the CEA in Caderache France. The aim of the workshop was to increase the interaction between the Korean and European research communities on magneto-tactic bacteria. The workshop had 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 hotel Birdy, Aix-en-Provence
14:00 Sightseeing tour Domaine La Blaque
19:00 Welcome reception and dinner Chez Eric, Montfuron
Wednesday 10 July
10:00-10:10 Introduction
10:10-11:05 Tai-Hyun Park, Seoul National University, Korea  “Application of bacterial magnetic nanoparticles to stem cell research”
11:05-12:00 Alfred Fernandez-Castane, Aston University, UK "Cultivation of magneto-tactic bacteria"
12:00-16:00 Lunch and bilateral meetings
16:00-16:55 Jaehyun Lee, Yonsei University, Korea “Mechanogenetic approach for cellular response control”
16:55-17:50  Ann Hirt, ETH, Switzerland “What we can learn about MTB from magnetic measurements and micromagnetic models”
17:50-18:05 Break
18:05-18:35 Pascal Arnoux, CEA, France "Magneto-tactic bacteria and proteins "
18:35-19:05  Caroline Monteil, CEA, France "Magnetotactic symbioses"
19:00 Dinner
Thursday 11 July
9:00-9:55 In-Kyu Park, Chonnam Medical School, Korea "Iron oxide nanoparticle based theragnostic nanomedicine for anti-cancer imaging and therapy"
9:55-10:50  Dirk Schüler, Bayreuth University, Germany “Genetic engineering and functionalization of magnetic bacteria and magnetosomes for (biomedical) applications”
10:50-11:05  Break
11:05-11:35  Dan Chevrier, CEA, France “Synchrotron-based X-ray microscopy of magnetotactic bacteria : toward in vivo observation of magnetosome formation”
11:35-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Lab tour
16:00-16:55 Young Keun Kim, Korea University, Korea “Magnetic properties of magnetite mesocrystals and self-assembled 1D chains resembling MTB”
16:55-17:50  Mihály Pósfai, University of Pannonia, Hungary "Fabrication of filamentous magnetic nanostructures by nucleation and attachment of magnetite on biological templates"
17:50-18:05 Break
18:05-19:00 Stefan Klumpp, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany “Modeling magnetotactic motility”
19:00 Dinner
Friday 12 July
9:00-9:55 Christopher Lefevre, CEA, France “Insights into the diversity of magnetotactic bacteria”
9:55-10:50 Damien Faivre, CEA, France "Magneto-tactic bacteria on the move"
10:50-11:05 Break
11:05-12:00 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 Birdy, 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.