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

May 11, 2023

Award-winning: Prof. Miki Ebisuya and the stem cell zoo

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June 2, 2023

Award-Winning "Bright Minds. Excellent Research." Series Spotlights Prof. Otger Campas and Dr. Rita Mateus

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May 11, 2023

Successful kick-off event for mentoring program for young female scientists and students

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May 10, 2023

New Physics of Life Cluster of Excellence exhibition at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden

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May 4, 2023

Alternative Fuel for String-Shaped Motors in Cells

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// Technische Sammlungen Dresden


Life Science Campus Summer Conference
Let’s bring science to life!

// MPI-CBG | Auditorium

PoL PhD and Postdoc Seminar
Today’s speakers: Claudia Gerri and Jaspreet Kaur Jaswal

// CRTD | Auditorium left

CRTD Symposium: Chromatin regulation in neural development and maintenance
Keynote Speakers: Prof. André Fischer and Prof. Helmut Schießel