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

Postdoctoral Position (Job offer on the website of the MPI-CBG)
Project: Bioelectrical Control of Zebrafish Fin Size
Mateus Group

December 28, 2022

A glimpse of a cell’s sense of touch

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December 15, 2022

Amazed children’s eyes, many questions and aha moments

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December 12, 2022

Students in PoL groups among best TUD graduates of 2021/22

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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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PoL PhD and Postdoc Seminar
Today’s Speakers: Allyson Ryan and Manish Yadav