Moving microscopy image of growing blood vessels
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


Members of our research network investigate how cells move and behave in organisms. To make processes in the body visible and to be able to analyse them, they employ and develop innovative imaging methods. Scientists from medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and physics work closely together in this field.

Our network is the centrepiece of the University of Münster’s research profile area “cell dynamics, inflammation and imaging”. We bring together researchers from various faculties working in this field and promote their cooperation, thus being an incubator for new interdisciplinary questions that contribute to further developing the research focus.

Picture of people working together with different imaging modalities in a laboratory
© Uni MS/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.

Picture of a discussion situation between junior researchers in the lab
© Uni MS/Erk Wibberg

Careers in motion!

The Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre facilitates interdisciplinary and international collaboration in the field of cell dynamics and imaging, promotes the creation of synergies between basic research and the clinic and supports junior researchers pursuing interdisciplinary career paths.