Welcome to the Collaborative Research Center 1348

Accurate timing for differentiation of cells and their precise spatial integration into a complex organism require constant communication across cellular interfaces. Exchange of information and signals mostly occurs via assembly and disassembly of molecular platforms that serve as cellular decision-making hubs. To understand the dynamic organization and decision-making processes at cellular interfaces this collaborative research center will follow an integrated research approach, combining projects at two levels:

First we will decipher the formation of particular plasma membrane domains in isolated cells and at interfaces between neighboring cells. Second we will study the functional consequences of selected cellular interfaces in the context of the organisms. Our studies employ state-of-the-art high-resolution imaging modalities and utilize the advantages offered by genetic model organisms. We will then integrate both levels of analyses by incorporating the mechanistic insights gained from simpler model systems into a multicellular context to gain a better understanding of how specific properties of cellular interfaces are used to shape and regulate complex tissue structures within organisms.

CRC 1348 Meeting 2024

May 22-24, 2024, Münster

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Three days packed with exciting science and many stimulating discussions - our SFB1348 meeting at "Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Organization" was a great success thanks to a fantastic lineup of speakers. Thanks to everyone for sharing their insights and for making this event extraordinary!

SFB 1348 Seminar

June 13, 2024
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Exciting seminar with Stephen Wilson about "Breaking symmetry in the brain: from genes to circuits and behaviour" . Click here for more information.

How to get to the CRC 1348?

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The CRC 1348 office is located in the Multiscale Imaging Center (MIC). Our seminars take place in the MIC auditorium.

  • Arrival by public transport

    From Münster central station (Münster Westf Hbf) you can reach the MIC by bus in around 30 minutes.

    Bus stops:

    • Schreiberstraße: bus line 5, every 15 minutes from Münster Westf Hbf/bus platform B1 – bus line 11, every 20 minutes from Münster Westf Hbf/bus platform C1
    • Mendelstraße: bus line 2, every 30 minutes from Münster Westf Hbf/bus platform C1
    • P + R Coesfelder Kreuz: bus line 12, every 20 minutes from Münster Westf Hbf/bus platform C1

    (Status as of November 2023)

  • Arrival by plane

    • Airport Düsseldorf (DUS): Several train connections to Münster central station (Münster Westf Hbf), travel time approximately 1,5 hours
    • Airport Münster-Osnabrück (FMO): Small airport, bus connection to Münster central station (Münster Westf Hbf), bus line S50, leaving every 60 minutes, travel time approximately 30 minutes

    (Status as of November 2023)