The Cells in Motion (CiM) Interfaculty Centre 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 interfaculty network is the centrepiece of the University of Münster’s research focus in “cell dynamics, inflammation and imaging”.

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Research into the role of blood vessels in bone loss: Ralf Adams receives an ERC Advanced Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded biochemist Ralf Adams a five-year grant which he will use to investigate the role of blood vessels in the age-related loss of bone mass. Results from the funded research will form the basis for future approaches that utilise vascular cells for the prevention of bone loss and the treatment of osteoporosis.

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Insights into how genetic engineering is used in research

Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for the natural and life sciences. Using three organisms – virus, plant and fish – working groups at the University of Münster provide insights into how they use genetic engineering in their research. Examples include the groups of virologist Prof. Stephan Ludwig and developmental biologist Prof. Stefan Schulte-Merker.