Understanding regeneration

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Dr. Kerstin Bartscherer, who is a group leader at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, has been awarded a prestigious "ERC Starting Grant" by the European Research Council. Using planarian flatworms, she investigates how the regeneration of injured or lost body parts can be activated.


“We give meaning to biomedical images“

© CiM - André Stephan

Prof. Xiaoyi Jiang is developing methods of producing and analysing biomedical images. These new methods make it possible to track the movement of individual cells or even entire organisms. For Prof. Jiang it is especially important to develop elegant methods which work for a whole range of applications.

Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM)

More than 90 research groups from five faculties at the University of Münster and from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, are integrated in the Cluster of Excellence. Researchers from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmacy, mathematics and computer science, and physics work together to comprehensively investigate cellular behaviour in organisms.

CiM was awarded 33 million euros funding for 5 years. Since 2012, these funds have permitted recruitment of six new professorships and three new junior research groups, and the establishment of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate School. CiM has been instrumental for the instigation of a unique master's degree course in Experimental Medicine and researchers have undertaken interdisciplinary work in 61 CiM-funded projects.

© CiM - Peter Grewer

Science for the public

Researchers working at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence want to share their fascination with the public and pass on their knowledge in a way that everyone can understand. They do this in the form of events, through multimedia online content and in dialogue with the media.