Welcome to the website of the ZMBE, the Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation. On this site, you will find general information about the center, its institutes and major research projects as well as some services we offer.
The center's 'home' is in the right wing of a building shared with the Department of Dermatology of the University. The ZMBE section of the building was completely reconstructed in 1998 and houses all ZMBE institutes as well as central facilities.
The center's research focusses on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory processes. Groups in the five different institutes of the ZMBE work on a whole range of problems connected to this general theme.
The center provides excellent research facilities and currently houses approximately 100 people. Experienced scientists, graduate and undergraduate students work together to create a special and international research environment in the ZMBE.
In addition to modern cell culture laboratories, cell biological research is supported amongst other techniques by confocal laser scanning microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy, real time video microscopy, microinjection studies and FACS-analyses. Phosphoimaging, high-sensitivity chemiluminescence assays, in-house DNA sequence analysis as well as automated qRT-PCR are some examples of possible molecular biological analyses in the ZMBE.
Social life in the ZMBE also is not forgotten. Each institute has its own social room equipped with a cooking facility, refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven and of course: the obligatory coffee maker.
We hope you find the information displayed on this website useful. Enquiries should be addressed to the relevant institutes (subtopic "The Institutes" in the navigation bar on top of your screen) or, if you want to obtain common information about the ZMBE, to the zmbe-info service which you can find in the "Contact" subtopic of the navigation bar.
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The aerial photograph of the ZMBE on top of this page was used with kind permission of the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine Münster.