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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

February 6, 2024

Making Ends Meet: Researcher find that a protein superglue is crucial for DNA damage repair

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February 7, 2024

What regulates basal tension in epithelia? The answer is in the basement!

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February 1, 2024

Assembling the pieces for building muscles

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January 22, 2024

The Saxony Minister of Science Visits PoL

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December 5, 2023

PoL opens up the EUtopia week

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// Technische Sammlungen Dresden

Mar , 2024 // Technische Sammlungen Dresden

SPIN2030 – Science Festival
With PoL researchers at the Physics of Life exhibition

// B CUBE | Room E73/E74

PoL PhD and Postdoc Seminar
Today’s speakers: Arthur Boutillon and Elissavet Sandaltzopoulou