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CRC 1348

Dynamic Cellular Interfaces: Formation and Function

Wiebke Bütergerds/Sabine Poplat

Badestraße 9,
48149 D-Münster

Phone: +49 (0) 251 83 21039
Fax: +49 (0) 251 83 24686
SFB1348 [at] uni-muenster [dot] de

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.

Graduate School


The integrated research training group (IRTG) will provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of the doctoral researchers in this CRC. The research training group will offer a structured training program including lectures, practical courses and skill building activities.


Rafael being pulled to the Badestrasse after the graduation ceremony

Rafael Krämer - first graduated PhD Student from the CRC1348 IRTG

We are happy to announce that in December 2019 Rafael Krämer from the Rumpf lab was graduated as first PhD student from the CRC1348 IRTG. Congratulations Dr. Krämer and well done!

CRC1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

CRC 1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

The CRC has staged a successful and productive annual retreat at the Landesturnschule Oberwerries with lots of mental and some physical exercise. We are due to return fully equipped with sweat pants, trainers and shower gel in 2020!