Summer Symposium of the Junior GBM

July 21 - 23, 2023



Welcome to our website for this year’s jGBM summer symposium from 21. – 23. July 2023 in the beautiful city of Münster.

Our aim is to bring together young scientists to exchange ideas and discuss scientific news!
This year’s focus will be on imaging methods on different scales. From “micro”, e.g. the resolution of small structures and single molecules, to “macro”, such as the visualisation of bigger cell organelles and complete animals - our speakers will talk about methods to visualize objects in a variety of sizes. Thereby we will hear about various imaging techniques, as well as their applications and limitations in current research.

Additionally, workshops will complete the portfolio. Their aim is to give participants a closer look into a certain imaging technique or into the work of the imaging facilities located in Münster.

Several breaks within our daily agenda and the evening programs will enable enough time for networking and socializing with people from other cities and different study/ working fields.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Junior GBM Münster



Friday, July 21

16:00 - 17:00


17:00 - 17:15


17:15 - 18:30

Welcoming talk
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schäfers /Münster


Evening in the city centre (Aasee Münster)


Saturday, July 22

09:00 - 09:30

Start of the day & coffee

09:30 - 11:20

Session 1

Prof. Dr.  Noelia Alonso Gonzalez /Münster
Prof. Dr. Christian Klämbt /Münster
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Niemann /Bielefeld


11:15 - 11:30

SoSym group picture

11:30 - 12:30

Get together & meet the speakers (lunch break)

12:30 - 13:30

Session 2

Prof. Dr. Roland Wedlich-Söldner /Münster
Dr. Thomas Zobel /Münster

13:30 - 14:00

Award of the Working Group "Sustainability"

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee break


Exploring Münster


Dinner at Cafe & Bar Celona (for all participants at your own expense)


Sunday, July 23

09:30 - 10:00

Start of the day & coffee

10:00 - 12:20

Session 3

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schulte-Merker /Münster
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Endesfelder /Münster
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Klingauf /Münster
Shirin Kappelhoff /Osnabrück

12:20 - 12:30

Concluding remarks


Final discussions & Departure

Download Program/Abstracts



To ensure a great symposium, we will charge a small registration fee (15€) which has to be paid after your registration (you will get an invoice via E-Mail). This fee includes drinks and snacks during the breaks and a lunch on Saturday. On Saturday evening we will organize a dinner for all participants. If you want to join, please sign up during registration. Dinner will be on your own expenses.

Registration closes on 30.06.2023.

For cancellations later than 02.07.2023 no reimbursement of the fee will be possible. Also, non-GBM Members are welcome to attend. If you want to join the GBM you can register online.

Photos & Videos
During the event, photos and films may be taken, which may be used and published for the public relations of GBM and Junior GBM. A fee will not be paid. Please contact the organizers in advance if you do not want to appear in photos and object to the use. If you do not use this option, you agree to the use of the photos/videos by submitting the registration form.

Data Protection
By submitting the form, you also confirm that you have read and accepted the information on data processing and data protection at GBM.


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In case you would like to present your company at this year’s symposium, please feel free to contact our organisation team:





Welcome to Münster! Münster is known as the “city of bikes and students” and is one of the most worth living cities in the world. Outstanding research and education are found at the University of Muenster, the University Medical Centre of Münster, the University of Applied Science, the Max-Planck-Institute and many more research institutions. Especially the field of life sciences with numerous collaborative research centres (dt.: Sonderforschungsbereiche) and the ‘cells in motion’ network award Münster a science location of excellent quality and highly collaborative atmosphere. Researchers focusing on basic research in chemistry, physics and biology are in close contact with groups performing clinical and industrial applications.

The symposium will be held in the Multiscale Imaging Centre (short: MIC, Röntgenstraße 16) in the centre of the natural science campus and close to the University Medical Centre in Münster. The building is home to different study groups, especially of the cells in motion interfaculty centre, which brings together a lot of different expertise here.

The campus for natural sciences is located ~25 min by bus from Münster main station, but the city centre including Hostel etc. is located in between both spots. Here are some tips where you could search for accommodation:

Confirmed Speakers

Michael Schäfers
(EIMI, Münster)

Stefan Schulte-Merker
(Institute for Cardiovascular Organogenesis and Regeneration, Münster)

Jürgen Klingauf
(Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics, Münster)

Christian Klämbt
(Institute for Neuro- and Behavioural Biology, Münster)

Roland Wedlich-Söldner
(Institute of Cell Dynamics and Imaging, Münster)

Katia Cosentino
(Molecular Cell Biophysics, Osnabrück)

Hartmut Niemann
(Structural Biochemistry, Bielefeld)

Thomas Zobel
Multiscale Imaging Center / Imaging Network, Münster)


Confirmed Workshops

Light microscopy at the Multiscale Imanging Center

Organization & Contact


The Summer Symposium is organized by members of the Münster City Group.


Hope to see you soon in Münster,
Maria, Wiebke, Saskia, René, Sonja and the jGBM Münster!