International CiM Symposium 2017
Cells in Motion: Pattern formation in space and time
Münster, 4–6 September 2017
Meeting venue: lecture hall GEO1, Heisenbergstraße 2
When an organism develops, cells arrange themselves into three-dimensional structures and form patterns. Within cells too, the individual cell components produce patterns which then lead to certain functions. But what are the processes behind this? This was the question that international researchers discussed at the University of Münster in September 2017. At the symposium being hosted by the Cells-in-Motion (CiM) Cluster of Excellence, speakers from the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and medicine presented their current research results.
The topics they talked about ranged from molecular self-organisation and membrane organisation as well as cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions to tissue morphogenesis and mechanobiology. Another focus of the symposium was on various imaging technologies which researchers use to visualize the patterns and the processes being investigated. The symposium provided a platform not only for the speakers who had been invited from all over the world and for the CiM group leaders, but also for junior researchers from the Cluster of Excellence to present their research.