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 September 22 2016
Basic research, says Prof. Friedrich Frischknecht, is driven by a general fascination for science; it opens up new paths that may lead to surprising new discoveries. This principle of serendipity has also led Frischknecht and his team to discover unexpected things about malaria parasites. READ MORE
Posted September 21 2016
CellNetworks shows highlights of Heidelberg’s Life Science cluster and presents career opportunities within the Cluster. READ MORE
Posted September 13 2016
CellNetworks member Ralf Bartenschlager, Virologist and cancer researcher at the Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has received the Lasker-DeBakey Medical Research Award endowed with 250 000 Dollar. This price, which is awarded annually in three categories by the Lasker Foundation in New York, is the highest distinction for medical science in the USA. Many prize winners have later gone on to receive the Nobel Prize. Bartenschlager and his group were the first to propagate the hepatitis C virus in the lab. This has made it possible to develop targeted therapies against the virus that can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. READ MORE
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