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.

© AG Rentmeister

Biochemists use new tool to control mRNA by means of light

A team of researchers led by biochemist Prof Andrea Rentmeister discovered that by using so-called FlashCaps they were able to control the translation of mRNA by means of light. The results have been published in the journal “Nature Chemistry”.

© Maximilian Rüttermann / AG Gatsogiannis

7.5 million euros for cryo-electron microscopy

A boost for research with cutting-edge imaging methods: Through a grant from the German Research Foundation, researchers from the University of Münster, working with structural biologist Prof Christos Gatsogiannis, will receive equipment for high-performance cryo-electron microscopy. Numerous research groups will use these instruments to make molecular processes in cells visible and examine particles, such as viruses, in three dimensions.

Pilot projects: Apply now!

In interdisciplinary teams, doctoral students and postdocs can now again apply for funding for their first own research projects. (Application deadline: 31 August 2022)