“Every single experiment has to make sense”

A Lab Visit to Prof. Stefan Schlatt
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Prof. Stefan Schlatt is one of the few researchers working in the field of reproductive medicine in Germany. His research focuses on male reproductive functions; and the fact that a whole human being develops from just two cells is something that still fascinates him regularly.


“I want to find out how sperm locate the egg”

A Lab Visit to Prof. Timo Strünker
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After working in the pharmaceuticals industry for a few years, Prof. Timo Strünker opted for science in the academic world. He is now undertaking research into the navigation skills of sperms – and he knows that we humans have a lot in common with sea urchins.

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Images of Science

The tour of the exhibition “Inner Worlds – Cells in Motion from Micro to Macro” has, for the time being, ended. But in case you missed it, you can view the impressive images here on the website. And indeed, you can also see pictures from the CiM exhibition “Images and Imaging” which took place in 2011.

Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM)

More than 90 research groups from five faculties at the University of Münster, as well as from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, are involved in the Cluster of Excellence. Together, researchers and junior researchers from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmacy, mathematics and computer science, and physics investigate cellular behaviour in organisms.

CiM has started in 2012. In only 4 years, the Cluster has set up six new professorships and three new junior research groups, as well as establishing the CiM-IMPRS Graduate School and introducing the masters course in Experimental Medicine. The researchers have undertaken interdisciplinary work in 61 CiM-funded projects. CiM has a funding volume of 33 million euros for five years.

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Science for the public

Researchers from 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 exhibitions and open days in the laboratories, in public lectures and in dialogue with the media, as well as in stories to listen to, to watch and to read.