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The institute is involved in teaching at the universities, of Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Leuven, in the training of young researchers in the Internal Helmholtz Research School "BioSoft" and utilizes a range of instruments which are used in national and international collaborations as well as in the European Infrastructure Project "EUSMI". 


Instrumentation & Methods

Most of the experimental equipment, including specialized sample environments, is designed and built in-house. The very last item is a list of available standard equipment.
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Projects ICS-3

Funding & Projects

The institute coordinates and is involved in a number of international funding projects.

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Conferences & Workshops

IBI-4 organizes international conferences and workshops covering a broad range of topics in soft matter physics.

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IHRS Biosoft

The International Helmholtz Research School on Biophysics and Soft Matter provides intense training and a comprehensive framework of experimental and theoretical tools in the area of Biophysics and Soft Matter.

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Additional Information

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Prof. Jan K.G. Dhont

Phone: +49 2461 61-2160
Fax: +49 2461 61-2765


Angelika Schmitz

Phone: +49 2461 61-2292
Fax: +49 2461 61-2765