Cluster of Excellence


The Dynamic Organization of Living Matter

Open positions

Tenure Track Research Group Leader

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 unique focus is to bring fundamental physics to biology for the purpose of understanding and solving biological questions. Using this holistic approach PoL is dedicated to identify physical principles that govern the dynamic organization of active living matter across multiple scales utilizing innovative experimental approaches, theoretical predictions and computer simulation.

Portrait of Natalie Dye

New Research Group Leader: Natalie Dye

We welcome Natalie Dye as new research group leader at PoL, starting in January 2021. She has won the competitive MSNZ Fellowship (Mildred Scheel Early Career Center Dresden). With this funding, she will establish her group to study the biophysics of epithelial morphogenesis in development and cancer. Natalie is also a member of the DIGS-BB PhD Program and will recruit a PhD student in the upcoming Fall Selection.

EMBO Workshop
“Physics of living systems: From molecules to tissues”

7–11 June 2021 | Dresden

more information on the EMBO website

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