Experts select three applications from Münster for the final round / Rector Johannes Wessels: “A very pleasing result”
A threefold success for the University of Münster in the Excellence Strategy: in a preliminary decision, an international committee of experts has assessed three of the four draft proposals submitted by the University for Clusters of Excellence as being promising. The committee has called on each of the research teams to submit detailed applications for funding by 21 February 2018.
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Interdisciplinary research: At the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, ten new projects are receiving funding worth a total of around one million euros. Two team leaders from different disciplines work together on each project and contribute their creative ideas to it.
Münster researchers develop a new diagnostic imaging technique for lymphoedema
Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have developed a new method for producing digital 3D reconstructions of blood and lymphatic vessels from tissue samples and then creating images of them for analysis. The study has been published in the “JCI Insight” journal.
Recognition for research undertaken in the field of organic chemistry
A major honour for Frank Glorius: the Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster has been accorded an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award is conferred for outstanding achievements in organic chemistry and is worth $45,000.
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”.