How can a complete human being develop from a single fertilized egg cell? How do the cells of an embryo “know” when and where they should form arteries, nerves or muscles? And: What tricks do immune cells use to migrate from the blood into the infected tissue – although the arteries are impermeable?

In our various research teams, we are seeking answers to these and other questions about important life processes. The teams are subdivided into three permanent departments, three research groups and one Emeritus group, some of which carry out autonomous research projects and which are only temporarily affiliated with the Institute. In addition, there are project groups, which are independent groups  that are associated with a Department. You will find these at the pages of the respective departments.

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