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 February 23 2017
Heidelberg molecular biologist Prof. Dr Bernd Bukau has been awarded a grant of approximately 280,000 euros from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation for a research project on the neurodegenerative disorder of Parkinson's disease. The project is a continuation of the previous work by Prof. Bukau and his team on the dissolution of protein aggregates that are responsible for a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer's. The experiments are focussed on so-called heat shock proteins (Hsp), which cells produce to counteract the aggregates. The Heidelberg University researchers expect their work to provide new insights into the origin and prevention of Parkinson's disease. The foundation is funding the project for three years as part of its "International Top Research III" programme. READ MORE
Posted February 01 2017
CellNetworks member Prof. Dr. Friedrich Frischknecht and his team have gained new insights into the malaria parasite Plasmodium through live imaging in micrometer scale. READ MORE
Posted January 31 2017
Thanks to Prof. Dr. Bartenschlager’s work on Heptatis C, the disease is now curable for more than 95 percent of the patients. The jury of the Hector Foundation honors his extraordinary scientific achievements in the field of Hepatitis and Dengue fever and has awarded him the Scientfic Prize endowed with 150,000 euros. READ MORE
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