In the Multiscale Imaging Centre (MIC) that is scheduled to be completed in 2019, researchers will be bringing together a broad spectrum of biomedical imaging processes to be used in studying the behaviour of cells in organisms. The building gives a structural basis for the long-term establishment of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence research concept at the university.
Research is fascinating: The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence wants to pass on knowledge in a way that everyone can understand. The researchers do this through multimedia content on this website, in the form of events and in dialogue with the media.
The Cells-in-Motion Interfaculty Centre (CiMIC) is now embedded into the infrastructure of the University of Münster, as approved by the University’s Senate. The CiM Cluster of Excellence-driven interfaculty research on cell dynamics and imaging is now a major long-term focus at the University.
Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have developed a new method for visualizing the heartbeat of living fruit-fly pupae and automatically recording the pulse frequency. The study is the result of interdisciplinary cooperation between computer scientists and biologists.
Blood vessels are Prof. Ralf Adams’ great interest in his research. The group leader at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence is studying how they are formed, how they interact with tissue and how they influence bone growth. His great wish is to be able to transfer his findings to diseases models.
Glutamate is known as an flavour enhancer. But without the body’s own glutamate, nerve cells cannot transmit any signals. Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have shown how glutamate gets into nerve cells to the right places, describing the key role played by chloride.
At the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, Prof. Roland Wedlich-Söldner investigates the dynamics and organization of cells. Using modern light microscopes, he watches them “live” at work. He enjoys science because it never runs out of fascinating questions.
Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have gained new insights into the mechanisms behind regenerative processes. In flatworms and zebrafish, even small wounds can initiate complete regeneration of heads and bones. The study has been published in “Nature Communications”.