Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence are aiming to develop new detectors for positron emission tomographs (PET). They are testing to see how well PET detectors can function on the basis of a liquid known as TriMethyl Bismuth (TMBi) operated as ionisation and Cherenkov detectors.
The German Research Foundation has announced a preliminary decision in the Excellence Strategy: “Cells in Motion” is one of the 88 Cluster candidates which can submit a full proposal for a new period of funding starting 2019. 195 draft proposals were submitted and reviewed in the first round.
Prof. Bernhard Wünsch is passionate about Medicinal Chemistry. Within the framework of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence he is investigating novel receptor ligands. Furthermore, he aims to support junior researchers. His happiest moment as a scientist was the appointment of one of his habilitands to get a professorship.
At this year's CiM Symposium "Pattern formation in space in time", speakers from the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and medicine presented their current research results. Dr. Christiane Natsch and Prof. Ryan Gilmour tell about their impressions in a conference report.