CIBSS is an interdisciplinary, faculty-bridging research centre. In addition to numerous individual collaborations between our researchers with international partners, the Cluster also collaborates with a number of regional and international research institutes and consortia.

Faculties of the University of Freiburg involved in CIBSS

Regional Research Partners

Medical Centre - University of Freiburg
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
BIOSS – Centre for Biological Signalling Studies
Metabolism Club Freiburg


International Research Partners

Biozentrum, Unversity of Basel (Basel, CH)
IGBMC – Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (Strasbourg, FR)
ENSA – Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa Consortium (International)
NIBR – Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (Basel, CH)
TRISIGNIA - Trinational Integrated Biological Signalling Network of the Upper Rhine Area
The Upper Rhine Immunology Group
Tri-National DevStemCell Network



SGBM – Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (CIBSS Track)
RTG 1976 – Functional Diversity of Cofactors in Enzymes
RTG 2202 – Transport across and into membranes
RTG 2344 – Exploration of spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods
EURIdoc: Trinational PhD Programme in Immunology


DFG Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs/SFBs)

CRC 850 – Control of Cell Motility in Morphogenesis, Cancer Invasion and Metastasis
CRC 992 – Medical Epigenetics – From basic mechanism to clinical applications
CRC 1160 – Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions (IMPATH)
CRC 1381 – Dynamic organization of cellular protein machineries: From biogenesis and modular assembly to function
CRC 1425 – Heterocellular Nature of Cardiac Lesions: Identities, Interactions, Implications
CRC 1453 – Nephrogenetics (NephGen)
CRC 1479 - OncoEscape: Oncogenically Driven Immune Escape
CRC TRR 152 – TRiPs to Homeostasis. Maintenance of Body Homeostasis by Transient Receptor Potential Channel Modules
CRC TRR 167 – Development, function and potential of myeloid cells in the central nervous system (NeuroMac)




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