With eight academies and universities and 50.000 students, Münster is one of the most important German university cities. In the past decades a large network of institutions has arised that all deal with questions in the Life Sciences and that cooperate in numerous projects.

Some of the institutions are in close proximity to the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, for example:

Already since the founding of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, there is a particularly close relationship to the Westphalian Wilhelms-University and the University Clinics: Prof. Dr. Hans R. Schöler and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Vestweber are co-opted members of the Medical Faculty. Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams was appointed by the Medical Faculty of the University Münster.

Also, all directors and research groups are members in the "Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre", which as a central research institute at the University continues the research carried out in the Cells in Motion Cluster of Excellence (2011-2019).

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