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Prof. Dr. Rudolf Leube
Faculty / Institution:
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.01.2015 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
3.866.665,32 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642866.  


Research Training Network on Integrated Component Cycling in Epithelial Cell Motility


Cell migration (cell motility) is a fundamental biological process that is pivotal in (i) tissue formation and repair (health) and (ii) tissue invasion during carcinogenesis (disease). Understanding and controlling cell migration will have major clinical impact. Clarifying mechanisms driving cell motility has been challenging due to the complex underlying cellular mechanisms; these involve multiple components coordinated by structural, chemical and physical signals in terms of time and space. To accomplish breakthroughs in this field, researchers are needed who (i) master cutting-edge experimental techniques for monitoring the different cellular processes at high resolution and (ii) have competencies in theoretical science for integrating the resulting data sets into mechanistic mathematical models for predicting motile cell behaviour. The Research Training Network on Integrated Component Cycling in Epithelial Cell Motility (InCeM) aims to endow up-and-coming researchers with exactly these competencies.


  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Austria
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • The University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetnschappen, Netherlands
  • Andor Technology Ltd., United Kingdom
  • ibidi GmbH, Germany
  • Gradientech AB, Sweden
  • Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis, Netherlands