During angiogenesis, new blood vessels are formed from existing ones. Research teams at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have shown that the Notch signalling pathway influences the sprouting of new blood vessels and the formation of arteries. Two studies have appeared in the latest issue of “Nature Cell Biology”.
When an organism develops, cells arrange themselves into three-dimensional structures and form patterns. Within cells too, the individual components produce patterns which lead to certain functions. International researchers will be discussing the underlying processes at the University of Münster from 4 - 6 September.