Platypus ended the suspension and started operating again after more than a year of being unable to conduct any secondments because of the world-wide travel restrictions. We look forward to a flurry of activity in this year and parts of 2023. Thankfully, the duration of the project has been extended by the European Commission until April 2023. Kirschan Koerfer from WWU will be the first to go to WSU again as soon as the Australian border will open.
Suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic
On Nov. 9, 2020 Platypus asked for suspension of the project due to the ongoing pandemic. Secondments in March of 2019 already had to be cut short due to the closure of borders. We realize that it will be some time before secondments will become possible again but we will do our best to keep the research going.
PLATYPUS held our Kick-Off meeting at the Vision Science Society Conference in Florida in May 2017.
Back Row (l to r): Frank Bremmer, Adam Morris, Katarina Rifai, Michele Rucci, Claudio Galletti, Svenja Gremmler
Front Row (l to r): Tamara Watson, Markus Lappe, Patrizia Fattori, Anne Meermeier, Annalisa Bosco