Welcome to the website of the Cluster of Excellence Cellular Networks - CellNetworks.


CellNetworks is an interdisciplinary research cluster centered around Heidelberg´s life sciences. The Heidelberg life science community features an unparalleled number of internationally well-noted institutions. CellNetworks assembles excellent groups focusing on research in molecular life science and computational sciences, chemistry and physics to tackle fundamental questions in cell biology, its network structure and architecture, dynamics and regulation.


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Posted November 29 2016
Calcium signal in cell nucleus regulates not only many brain functions but also defence reactions of the immune system READ MORE
Posted November 24 2016
Ten scientists from Heidelberg University, among them four CellNetworks members, appear in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers”, an international evaluation that names scientists, whose publications in the natural and social sciences as well as medicine were cited most worldwide. Heidelberg thus ranks two in Germany after the Max-Planck Society and is the most successful university in the country. READ MORE
Posted November 24 2016
This year, CellNetworks has produced four short films about the fascinating research of some of its cluster members – topics range from the functionality of the capsaicin receptor TRPV1 and ultrafast protein bindings to the effect of genetic interactions on living cells or how mere curiosity opens unexpected windows in research. The results can be viewed via our social media channels Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. A fifth film will follow until the end of the year. READ MORE
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