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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 interdisciplinary subject area "cell dynamics and imaging" is a research focus at the University of Münster.

Pilot projects: Apply now!

In interdisciplinary teams, doctoral students and postdocs can now apply for funding for their first own research projects. Application deadline is 28 February 2023.

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© Stadtmuseum Münster, E. Wibberg, M. Heine, J. Rodach, ZDF/Jana Kay

Panel discussion: Fascination and Myth – the Art of Science

The clinician scientist Prof Luise Erpenbeck and the computer scientist Prof Benjamin Risse will talk with the artist Herlinde Koelbl about ideas and representations of the scientific profession and also parallels between art and science at the Münster City Museum on 3 February at 7 pm to accompany the exhibition “Fascination of Science”. A cooperation between our “Cells in Motion” science communication office, our University’s communication office and the Stadtmuseum Münster.

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Mechanical forces in the nervous system play a corrective role

A team of scientists headed by biologist Dr Sebastian Rumpf have been studying the regulated removal of neural connections (“pruning”) in the model system of the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly. In a study published in the Journal of Cell Biology, the team show that in sensory nerve cells of the fruit fly, pruning occurs through mechanical tearing.