Cluster of Excellence
Physics of Life

The Dynamic Organization of Living Matter

Our purpose

Discover new paradigms for understanding life and deepen our knowledge of living biological matter

We aim to elucidate the laws of physics that underlie the dynamic spatiotemporal organization of life into molecules, cells and tissues. Our focus is to bring fundamental physics to biology for the purpose of understanding and solving biological questions.

Our research is enabled by merging theory and experiment and driven by a sparkling collaborative atmosphere in Dresden between University and non-University research laboratories.

We are hiring

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HZDR/Fahmy Group — Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2023

November 28, 2022

Newly awarded Humboldt Professor Dr. Miki Ebisuya joins PoL

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September 30, 2022

Robert Haase receives the 2023 Royal Microscopical Society Award for Data Analysis in Imaging

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September 29, 2022

2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne

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September 28, 2022

Start of the new Physics of Life Master Program

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September 14, 2022

An unstable, flake-like network in the making

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