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.

© Lisa Fischer, Carsten Grashoff

New microscopy analysis allows discovery of central adhesion complex

Researchers around cell biologist Prof Dr Carsten Grasshof from the University of Münster and at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have developed a method for determining the arrangement and density of individual proteins in cells. In this way, they were able to prove the existence of an adhesion complex consisting of three proteins.

© Ali Gheisari - CMCB light microscopy facility/TU Dresden

NEW: FLIM videos on Youtube

Find a collection of videos recorded during the symposium “Beginners guide to fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)” last year. The playlist includes more than 20 hours of introductory lectures and interactive demonstrations at the microscope. The symposium was organised by our Imaging Network together with many partners.

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.

Pilot projects: Apply now!

In interdisciplinary teams, doctoral students and postdocs can now apply for funding for their first own research projects. Our next deadline is on 28 February, 2021. We are looking forward to your proposals!