Visiting researcher from Ethiopia investigates microorganisms at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence.
Lulit Tilahun Wolde, a biotechnologist, loves travelling. Her research regularly takes her to one of the hottest and most inhospitable places in the world: Dallol. Dallol is a region in Danakil Desert, north-east Ethiopia, where Lulit Wolde takes water and soil samples once a year among acid ponds and lava rock.
Sought-after compounds readily accessible for the first time / Science publication as “breakthrough”
Chemists led by Prof. Frank Glorius from the University of Münster have developed a new and practical synthetic method for the formation of fluorinated three-dimensional “saturated” molecular ring structures. This development can have great importance for the efficient production of new molecules and, consequently, new drugs, crop protection agents and functional materials.
Pediatrician Prof. Claudia Rössig is convinced of the chances for the immunotherapeutic treatment of children with cancer. Her research group at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence is aiming to modify patients’ T cells in such a way that they can systematically recognize or destroy cancer cells in solid tumours, or at least keep them in check.
Researchers decode function of protein / Published in “Nature Communications”
Seed dormancy helps to determine whether plants successfully reproduce. An international team of researchers around Prof. Iris Finkemeier from Münster University, now has some new findings on molecular control. One of the things the researchers show is how two signalling pathways which lead to seed dormancy are connected with each other.
Decision taken by Rectorate / Commission to be headed by lawyer Prof. Janbernd Oebbecke
The Rectorate at the University of Münster has decided to set up an internal Commission of Enquiry to investigate the accusations made in connection with a non-approved room for keeping laboratory mice in at the Faculty of Medicine.
By order of the local Veterinary Office after tip-off from within Faculty / Rector: "We are appalled at this breach of trust"
The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Münster has, by order of the local Veterinary Office, closed with immediate effect a non-approved facility for laboratory mice at one of the Faculty’s institutes.
Cosmochemists from Münster precisely date Jupiter’s formation for the first time
Jupiter is the oldest planet of the Solar System, as scientists from the University of Münster now found out. They determined Jupiter’s age using meteorites and showed: At four million years after Solar System formation Jupiter was fully formed.
The 80 research groups of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence daily deal with the question of how cells behave in the body. But what exactly do the scientists investigate? Which technique are they excited about? And what moves them beyond their own research topic?
Cluster of Excellence calls for proposals to establish new projects at the WWU
The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has advertised an ideas contest to establish new research projects. Within the framework of the new Excellence Strategy, the Cluster of Excellence is applying for funding in the period between 2019 and 2025. Interested scholars of the WWU may apply with a short draft proposal until 30 June 2017.
How does the nervous system develop? / Study at “Cells in Motion” Cluster of Excellence
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 appeared in the “Embo Journal”.
International experts will address various social and political issues in the exhibition
The University of Münster (WWU), in cooperation with the artistic directors of the Skulptur Projekte, will present the “Blumenberg Lectures” during the exhibition period. In this series of ten lectures international experts will address various social and political issues in the exhibition and discuss them from the perspective of their own disciplines.
International Precious Metal Institute honors Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius and PhD-student Johannes Ernst
Two chemists from Münster receive awards from the International Precious Metals Institute: Prof. Frank Glorius, from the Organic Chemistry Institute, will receive the Faculty Advisor Award. His PhD-student Johannes Ernst will be awarded a Student Award.
Usually, interdisciplinary research is especially innovative. This is why the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence is funding five new pilot projects. Young researchers from several different disciplines have to apply for and implement the projects, for which they are themselves responsible.
BMBF supports German-Brazilian research project with around €1.1 million
Scientists of the University of Münster (WWU) have started a German-Brazilian research project implementing two systematic approaches to better understand mechanisms of salt tolerance in tomato plants and to generate tomato lines with enhanced salt tolerance. The BMBF supports this project.