Through its Emmy Noether Programme, the DFG is funding medical chemist Dr. Anna Junker with 1.3 million euros. As a postdoc, she had obtained third-party funding in the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. Now she is putting together her junior research group at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging.
Cell biologist Prof. Anna Akhmanova from Utrecht has recently held a lecture at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. PhD students from the “Women in Science” network at the cluster have talked to her about enjoying the process of doing research and acquiring confidence about your own work.
Adults have fewer neuronal connections than infants because during development, neurons degenerate the non-specific connections. Biologist Dr. Svende Hermann investigates a similar mechanism in the fruit fly. In a guest contribution, she explains her research in a way that everyone can understand.
Immunologists and imaging specialists at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have jointly developed a method enabling them to better evaluate and study the activity of inflammatory cells in mice. The study has been published in the “Theranostics” journal.
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