About us

To strengthen our field of research in a sustainable way, we develop interdisciplinary career paths and promote sustainable development of the research infrastructure. We are furthermore committed to passing on knowledge to society.
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The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence is a network of researchers from the life sciences and natural sciences as well as mathematics and computer science. We investigate how cells move and behave in organisms. To this end, we use and develop innovative imaging methods.

Our research area represents a core area of the University of Münster's research profile and is strengthened in a sustainable way by corresponding structures: The Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre, which is a central research institution of the University, will continue the concept of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence which has been funded since November 2012 and will continue through October 2019. In our central research building – the Multiscale Imaging Centre, which is currently under construction – core professorships will be housed under one roof.

All scientists interested in the topic at the University of Münster and at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster can take advantage of offers from our research cluster and contribute to designing projects.

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Facts & Figures

The Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence was awarded 33 million euros of funding for five years. Since 2012, these funds have permitted recruitment of nine new professorships and five new junior research groups, and the establishment of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate School. Our Cluster has been instrumental in instigating a unique master's degree course in Experimental Medicine and researchers have undertaken interdisciplinary work in more than 90 projects funded by "Cells in Motion".

People & Organisation

At the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, more than 90 research groups from five faculties at the University of Münster and from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine investigate cellular behaviour in organisms. Different committees constitute the forums for the development of visions for the future, the definition of global scientific aims, the development of training measures for junior researchers and funding awards.