On 14th January 2019 we had a very productive discussion with famous interactive artists Robbie Thomson http://www.robbiethomson.co.uk/site/ on designing interactive fungal sculptures. Robbie’s installation will be exhibited in Pervasive Media Studio, UWE, Watershed in March.
Prof Marc Baldus (UU) introduces consortium to the history of NMR spectroscopy at Utrecht University.
Observing the fastest centrifuge
Han Wosten (UU), right, and Phil Ayres (CITA), left, discuss future of fungal materials.
In the lab
Maria Torreiro (MOGU) answers questions about exploitation strategy.
Adrien Rigobello (CITA), Han Wosten and Marc Baldus (UU), Phil Ayres (CITA) and Anna Powell (UWE) discuss how shapes of fungal materials can affect their functions.
Minutes of the kick-off meeting FUNGAR
The meeting took place at the Microbiology Department, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
The meeting was hosted by Professor Han Wonsten.
The meeting was attended by Serena Camere, Marco Cartabia, Maria Torreiro (MOGU), Han Wosten, Marc Baldus, Martin Tegelaar, Jeroen Brandhof (UU), Phil Ayres, Adrien Rigobello (CITA), Anna Powel, Andrew Adamatzky (UWE).
The meeting’s agenda are detailed below
11.00-11.10 Welcome in Utrecht [UU, Han Wosten]
11:10-11:20 Round of introduction [All]
11:20 – 11:40 FUNAGR overview & WP1 Project management. Financial issues and financial reporting requirements [UWE, Andrew Adamatzky]
11:40 – 12:10 Fungal materials WP2 [MOGU, Serena Camere, Marco Cartabia]
12:10 – 12:40 Fungal electronics WP3 [UU, Han Wosten]
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Tour of UU laboratory and group photo [Han Wosten]
15:00 – 15:30 Fungal computing WP5 [UWE, Andrew Adamatzky]
15:30 – 16:00 Fungal architectures WP6 [CITA, Phil Ayres]
16:00 – 16:30 Exploitation [MOGU, Maria Torreiro]
16:30 – 17:00 Dissemination WP4 [CITA/UWE, Phil Ayres/Andrew Adamatzky]
17:00 – 17:15 Final discussion (summary of the upcoming tasks and related deadlines; date and location of the next meeting; near future dissemination and communication activities to be performed by partners)
18:00 – 19:00 Working dinner [for those who do not rush to the airport; otherwise, an impromptu dinner will be in at the airport.
The meeting is demonstrated outstanding innate cohesion of the Consortium partners and team members with a strong level of excitation on the ideas discussed.