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.

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Researchers find structures enabling a rapid transmission of nerve impulses in insects

A research team led by the neurobiologist Prof. Christian Klämbt has shown: In insect nerve cells, there are structures that resemble the "nodes of Ranvier" in mammalian neurons. Together with the electrically insulating myelin sheath, these form a basis for electrical nerve impulses to be transferred very rapidly over longer distances. The study has been published in the journal eLife.

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Podcast: Michael Schäfers on interdisciplinary collaboration in science

Science needs specialised researchers. For many research questions, however, cooperation with colleagues from other disciplines is just as important. Using the example of the Collaborative Research Centre “inSight” Prof Michael Schäfers, a specialist in nuclear medicine, provides insight into research practice in the field of inflammation and imaging. He also talks about “network life” and explains, for example, how a grant application for a research network is created and what role junior scientists play. The podcast is available in German.

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Our Brown-Bag Lunch is starting again!

Join our lunchtime meetings starting June 1! Every two weeks on Thursdays, junior researchers from medicine, biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science present their latest projects and exchange ideas on diverse aspects of interdisciplinary biomedical research in Münster while having sandwiches and fruit. A relaxed opportunity for lively discussions, inspiring impulses and new contacts.