The Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre (CiM) brings together and supports researchers from medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and physics who join forces to work on a big topic: They investigate how cells behave in organisms. To this end, they employ and develop innovative imaging methods. Our interdisciplinary subject area "cell dynamics and imaging" is a research focus at the University of Münster.

© Schafflick D, Wolbert J, Heming M et al./Nat Neurosci 2021

B cells of the immune system discovered in the meninges

A research team headed by neurologist Dr Gerd Meyer zu Hörste has systematically studied which white blood cells populate the tissue surrounding the brain. They discovered that both B cells and their progenitors reside and develop in the outer layer of the meninges. The cells may have special immune system functions there and play a role in inflammatory brain diseases. The study was published in “Nature Neuroscience”.

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Funding for a Medical Scientists Programme at Münster University

The University of Münster receives funding for a “Medical Scientists Kolleg” in “Dynamics of Inflammatory Reactions”. The programme will support postdocs and strengthen collaboration between basic research in the natural sciences and application in patients. For this purpose, the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation will provide one million euros for four years.


15th Interdisciplinary Graduate School Meeting – 20 to 22 October, 2021

The PhD students of our graduate programme cordially invite you to join the online symposium “Beyond the Barriers: New Perspectives and Advances in Life Science”. They have invited international speakers and will also present their own research. The meeting includes a variety of contributions spanning the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and bioinformatics. Registration is open!

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1st Inflammation & Imaging Symposium – 2 to 4 November 2021

Four research networks at the University of Münster – CRC 1009, CRC 1450, CRU 342 and CRC/TR 128 – together with IZKF and CiM are organizing the first international “Inflammation and Imaging” symposium. 20 speakers from all over the word have agreed to come to Münster, and we are confident that the event can take place in presence. Registration for participation and poster presentations is open until 30 September 2021!