”My job isn’t ‘work’ – it’s my life!“

© WWU - Peter Grewer

Prof. Christian Klämbt is a scientist heart and soul. At the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence he studies glial cells, one of the main components of the brain. His overriding aim is to understand how the brain and all its wonders work. But he also knows that this is an aim that cannot be reached easily.


Blood vessel cells on their travels

© Mailin Julia Hamm, Bettina Carmen Kirchmaier, Wiebke Herzog

CiM group leader Prof. Wiebke Herzog is looking into the question of how cells in the blood vessels find their way to the right place in the tissue and thus make growth possible. She has now received a Heisenberg fellowship for her work from the German Research Foundation.

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 seven 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 70 CiM-funded projects.

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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.