University of Münster (WWU)

University of Münster
The Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet (WWU), Muenster, Germany, is the fourth largest university in Germany and is internationally recognised for its research focus on ECM, vascular biology, inflammation and both optical and medical imaging. This is reflected in several German Research Foundation funded collaborative research centres (CRCs/SFBs) in biomedicine, including Multiple Sclerosis (SFB TR 128), Immune Barriers (SFB 1009), Cell Dynamics (SFB 629), Molecular Imaging (SFB 656) and the Cluster of Excellence, Cells-in-Motion (CiM), of which Partner 8 is the spokesperson. The group of partner has contributed significantly to the structural and functional characterization cerebral blood vessels and mechanisms of immune cell migration into the brain.

Roles and tasks of WWU in SVDs@target

WWU will lead WP4 (Inflammatory mechanisms: immune cell binding and transmigration in SVDs) and will contribute to WP2 (Blood brain barrier integrity and perivascular flow), WP3 (Microvascular matrisome and vascular integrity) and WP5 (Validation of mechanisms through interventions).



Key staff

Prof. Lydia Sorokin

Prof. Lydia Sorokin


Full Professor and Director of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemisty (C4), Münster University, Münster, Germany;
Spokesperson of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, University of Münster;
Member of the North Rhein-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities & Arts;
External Advisory Board member of the University of Cologne, Center for Molecular Medicine (ZMMK);
Scientific Steering Committee member of CRC Transregio 128 - Multiple Sclerosis;
SmArt & SmArtER (Small Artery Re-modelling) Marie Curie Initial Training Network Steering Committees member


Prof. Sorokin is a work package leader (WP4) in SVDs@target.


SVD@target team at WWU


Dr. Jula Huppert

Postdoctoral scientist

Immunologist with experience in ischemic stroke models and confocal microscopy of brain slices.



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