Cluster of Excellence
In February 2018, the University of Göttingen submitted full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. From these applications, the Excellence Cluster “Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells” received funding.
Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells
The funded Cluster “Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells” has the goal of to understand the structural and functional properties of excitable cardiac and neural cells at many different scales. To decipher disease-relevant nanoscale functional units in these cells innovative imaging methods will be developed and applied. The biomedical insights gained from the multiscale analysis shall then be used to devise novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for diseases of the heart and brain. Project spokespersons are Professor Tobias Moser, neuroscientist at the University Medical Centre Göttingen, Professor Claudia Steinem, chemist at Göttingen University and Professor Patrick Cramer, molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
Funding will begin on 1 January 2019.