Research projects funded by “Cells in Motion”
Our science network provides funding for excellent and innovative projects in the research focus of cell dynamics and imaging. Since 2012, we have awarded a total of approximately 9.5 million euros to more than 90 innovative research projects. As the interaction of different expertise and approaches enables decisive progress in our scientific field, one of the most important criteria for funding is collaboration between scientists from different disciplines and from different faculties.
Collaborative research projects in the scientific focus area of “cell dynamics and imaging”
Our community is intensively engaged in acquiring external funding, especially for interfaculty research projects in the scientific focus area of cell dynamics and imaging. By joining forces in the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre, we embed the specific scientific topics of these collaborative research projects into a larger thematic context, and, at the same time, our network is an incubator for new collaborative initiatives. Together we further develop our scientific field as well as supportive offers and institutional structures.
This collaborative research project investigates inflammatory mechanisms at cellular barriers of complex organisms. Such barriers separate the organism and the outside world but also different tissues and organs from each other and play a central role in many diseases: In addition to the defence against infectious pathogens, these structures also play an important role in regulating inflammatory processes. The research projects use moleculargenetic, cell biological, biochemical, immunological as well as animal experimental and imaging methods to elucidate functional mechanisms that may provide starting points for diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies for infectious diseases as well as autoimmune diseases and allergies.
Spokesperson: Prof Dr Johannes Roth (Faculty of Medicine)
Involved Faculties: Medicine, Biology
Project duration: 07/2012 – 06/2020
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)