It is not only in the acquisition of qualified third-party funding that research at the Medical Faculty Münster has made such a distinctly positive development in the past few years. It has also undergone a clear change in what it does, characterized in particular by the successful acquisition of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM, 2012-2019) as well as of several new Collaborative Research Centres. And this change has been actively driven and expanded through the strategy of appointing specific new professors within existing research foci as well as at the interfaces to them.
The new definition of research foci decided on by the Faculty Council in 2015 is a response to this special situation as well as to the strong connection between basic research and clinical research within individual research foci at the Medical Faculty Münster. In addition, translational research provides extra strategic strength for the Faculty.
New research foci (since April 2015):
- Inflammation and Infection
- Vascular System
- Neural Systems
- Cell differentiation, Regeneration and Neoplasia
The new designations for the research foci, which give inward and outward expression to their interdisciplinary character,show how strongly interlinked they are. All research foci pursue the overriding aim of describing – for illnesses and down to the level of individual patients – biological signatures designed to lead to individualized medicine and successful diagnosis and therapy. Basic research, clinical research and clinical translational research all help to achieve this one overriding aim.