The Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) represents the Main ­Research Area of Nanosciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2005 the Center has been networking research and teaching activities relating to the nanodimension in the natural sciences, engineering, and medicine. CENIDE is the community of nanoresearchers at the UDE and brings together the know-how of more than 55 research groups led by established experts. Cooperation with external members pursuing similar lines of research adds to the range of expertise.