Growing blood vessels in a zebrafish. Endothelial cells (cytoplasm in red, nuclei in green) are migrating and forming the vessels. In doing so, they can dynamically change their position within the cellular network (arrows).
© Stefan Schulte-Merker


In our research network, we investigate how cells move and behave in organisms. To make processes in the body visible and to be able to analyse them, we employ and develop innovative imaging methods. Scientists from medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and physics work closely together in our subject area "cell dynamics and imaging" which is a research focus of the University of Münster. Our network brings together and supports researchers in the field and is an incubator for new interdisciplinary questions that contribute to further developing the research focus.

© WWU/Erk Wibberg

Sharing research infrastructure

With our "Imaging Network", which is a cooperation network for biomedical imaging, we support researchers in using imaging technologies across working groups and we promote the sustainable further development of the imaging infrastructure at the University of Münster.

© WWU/Erk Wibberg

Careers in motion!

Our research network supports scientists at all stages of their careers while they carry out excellent research and pursue their individual career paths. We especially promote interdisciplinary research and international exchanges. In doing so, we consciously take into account equal opportunity issues.