Oliver Röhrle, PI of the Stuttgart Cluster of Excellence for Data-Integrated Simulation Science and head of the Department of Continuum Biomechanics and Mechanobiology at the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems (IMSB), is now also the coordinator of a Priority Program (PP) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The PP that is entitled "Robust coupling of continuum biomechanical in silico models for active biological systems as a preliminary stage of clinical applications - co-design of modelling, numerics and usability" is one of only four newly-funded Priority Programs in the engineering sciences - and the only new one in Baden-Württemberg.
The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) decided in a written procedure to establish 14 new Priority Programs (PP) for the coming year. The new consortia, which were selected from 49 submitted initiatives, will receive a total of approximately 85 million euros for an initial period of three years starting in 2021. In addition, there will be a 22 percent program lump sum for indirect costs from the projects.
About the Priority Programs
In the Priority Programs (PP), scientific fundamentals of particularly current or emerging research areas are to be investigated. All programs have a strong interdisciplinary orientation and are characterised by the use of innovative methods. The promotion of young researchers is a central element of the PP; in addition, all new consortia have a gender equality concept. Priority Programs are funded for six years. A total of 99 PPs are currently being funded.