Looking at mRNA in fruit flies

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Where is genetic information translated into proteins within a cell? In order to find more precise answers to this question, biologists and chemists at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence are visualizing a biomolecule in cells – mRNA – which plays a decisive role for all functions of the cell.


When do filopodia grow in neurones?

© Gloria Mancinelli

What influence do the curvature and size of neurites have on the formation of filopodia? Mathematicians and biologists at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence are looking for an answer by simulating the formation of filopodia and analysing the quantitative results.


Malpighi Award for Ralf Adams

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The European Society of Microcirculation has granted its most prestigious award to Prof. Ralf Adams, a group leader at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. He investigates the development of the vascular system and stands out by high-ranking publications and scientific contribution in this field.


How does the nervous system develop?

© Svende Herzmann et al./Embo Journal

During development, some of the connections between nerve cells disappear. Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have discovered a physiological process that plays an important role in this. The study has been published in the current issue of “Embo Journal”.

Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM)

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