MOCA Institut für Molekulare und Zelluläre Anatomie

InCeM - Research Training Network on Integrated Component Cycling in Epithelial Cell Motility
InCeM is an international PhD programme for highly motivated young scientists, offering early-stage researchers the opportunity to improve their research and entrepreneurial skills and enhance their career prospects. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network is funded by the European Community’s Framework programme HORIZON 2020.  InCeM provides an international and highly interdisciplinary framework of collaborators from academia and industry with core expertise in medicine, biology, biochemistry, image analysis, modelling and engineering.
InCeM's primary research focus of is cell migration, a fundamental biological process occurring throughout the human body at any point in life. It is essential for vital processes such as tissue formation and wound healing and drives tissue invasion during carcinogenesis. Understanding and controlling cell migration will have major clinical impact.
InCeM's scientific goals are as follows:
  • to develop and apply state-of-the-art experimental techniques that can visualise morphological, biochemical and physical processes of cell motility at different time and length scales in parallel,
  • to integrate experimental data in advanced multi-scale models to establish fact-based and data-driven concepts of cell migration, and
  • to translate the resulting insights into approaches to deliberately tune motile behaviour in relation to disease.


MOCA Institut für Molekulare und Zelluläre Anatomie

Wendlingweg 2 2
52074 Aachen
Forschung & Entwicklung
Forschung & Lehre