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 July 12 2018
During the first moments of a baby’s life, bacteria and other microorganisms are passed from the mother. A team of researchers from the University of Trento and EMBL has shown that bacteria from the mother are more persistent on the newborn than those from other sources. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
The maturation process of virophages give us new insights. First, a virus infects a host, such as a unicellular organism in the plankton in the ocean, and then its development is blocked because it is itself attacked by a virus? In this unusual tripartite event, the second virus (termed a virophage) helps the host to survive. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have now studied the atomic structure and maturation process of the Mavirus virophage, and thus contributed to understanding this system. Their results could, in the future, allow virus particles to be constructed whose properties can be modified, making them useful in biotechnology. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
Heidelberg University in second place in the Funding Atlas 2018 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) READ MORE
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