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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

December 5, 2023

PoL opens up the EUtopia week

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November 30, 2023

A day to bring Machine Learning to Biology data analysis

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November 24, 2023

The PoL Day 2023

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November 9, 2023

Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

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November 3, 2023

Under Pressure: Seeing the Squeeze in Living Organisms

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// B CUBE | Room E73/E74

PoL PhD and Postdoc Seminar
Today’s speakers: Alison Kickuth and Manthan Raj