The doctoral school „Active living fluids“ is a coordinated training Network between the Universities of Rabat, Grenoble, Bayreuth, Münster and Saarbrücken. It deals with the physical description of active fluids. Based on established concepts developed for
passive biological fluids such as blood, we develop experimental, theoretical and numerical concepts to model microswimmers and migrating cells.
Both a microscopic description on the level of a single cell as well as collective effects are of interest. Examples of the projects are rheology of blood in micro-confinement, diffusion of passive tracers in suspensions of algea and bacteria.
The doctoral school is co-funded by the German French University (DFH/UFA) https://www.dfh-ufa.org/