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.

Apply now: CiM-IMPRS Graduate Program

We offer 16 positions to pursue PhD projects in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Topics range from the analysis of basic cellular processes to clinical translation, from the application of novel biophysical approaches and the generation of mathematical models to the development of new imaging-related techniques and chemical compounds.

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Junior scientists receive funding – an example project

15 junior researchers at the University of Münster have received nearly 20,000 euros in funding by the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre. They will use the money to implement their own research ideas, gain experience in another working group or present their research findings at international conferences. An example: A team of four wants to develop an imaging system for analysing sperm motility.