The CiM-IMPRS Graduate School offers 16 positions to pursue PhD projects in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. PhD projects range from the analysis of basic cellular processes to clinical translation, from the application of novel biophysical approaches and the generation of mathematical models to the development of new imaging-related techniques and chemical compounds.
Hold tight: JAILS are special cell protruberances which connect endothelial cells with one another and which are important for wounds healing. In a CiM-funded project, mathematicians and chemists are developing an automatic analytical tool designed to reveal some of the mysteries of JAILs.
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.
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.