Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence investigate how cells move and behave in the body. They use a broad range of imaging technologies and work on developing innovative strategies to make processes in the body visible that are normally hidden from the human eye.
Researchers from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmacy, mathematics and computer science, and physics work closely together. As a result, they can make both significant progress and new findings in innovative research areas. Examples of this are the decoding of physical mechanisms of cell behaviour and analysing it using mathematical methods, as well as controlling it by means of chemical and biochemical processes. A long-term aim is to transfer basic research findings to clinical applications in diagnostics and therapy.
To strengthen the research concept in a sustainable way, the Cluster of Excellence focusses on developing cross-disciplinary career opportunities for students and researchers. CiM is furthermore committed to passing on knowledge to the public in a way that everyone can understand.