SFB 1027 goes into the third funding period with 13 Million Euro until 2024
After an excellent evaluation of the SFB 1027 in March the expectations for the senate committee meeting of the DFG on 21./22. May were high. Now it is official: the DFG will support our consortium with 13 Million Euro for another 4-year period until 2024, after a 10 Million and 9.2 Million Euro funding for the 1st and 2nd funding period 2013-16 and 2017-2020.
The reviewers acknowledged that the important, timely, exciting and successful research of the SFB 1027 combines physics with medical applications in a strong interdisciplinary consortium. Eight years ago we started small and then grew steadily to gain high visibility and strong standing in biophysics now. The reviewers praised our rising stars, our young researcher support as well as the excellent strategic appointments supporting our SFB. 14 or our 23 projects received excellent grades, with highest grades for A10 (Lautenschläger), A13 (Aradilla-Zapata), B6 (del Campo), C5 (Bruns/Schwarz), C7 (de Jonge) and C9 (Schrul). We are also proud that the reviewers acknowledged the importance of the foundation of the Center for Biophysics at Saarland University with its new research building as a perpetuation of the SFB 1027 and repeatedly compared our structural developments with the “Physics of Life” cluster of excellence in Dresden. We are looking forward to another 4 years of exciting interdisciplinary science.