Cluster of Excellence


The Dynamic Organization of Living Matter

We are recruiting now

Junior Research Group Leader with Tenure Track on Tissue Organization and Dynamics. The group will be jointly appointed to PoL and MPI-CBG.
(Deadline 31 Jan 2020)

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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.

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

8–12 June 2020 | Dresden

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(Registration Deadline: 29 Feb 2020)

Girls’ Day – Mädchen-Zukunftstag

Werde Forscherin für einen Tag!

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Das Exzellenzcluster Physics of Life (PoL) ist eine Zentrale Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der TU Dresden und konzentriert sich auf die interdisziplinäre Forschung im Bereich der Biophysik. In enger Kooperation mit dem CMCB wird unsere Gruppenleiterin Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich Euch einen spannenden Einblick in das Zytoskelett geben.

Wir laden euch am Girls’ Day ein, die Arbeit an unseren Forschungsinstituten am Biocampus Johannstadt kennen zu lernen, geben Euch einen Einblick in den Laboralltag der Wissenschaftlerinnen und Ihr führt im Labor zusammen Experimente durch. Außerdem stellen wir Euch verschiedene Berufsfelder in der Wissenschaft vor. Wir freuen uns schon auf Euch!

Portrait of Suzanne Eaton

Suzanne Eaton

We are heartbroken by the tragic demise of our friend and colleague Suzanne Eaton, senior Research Group Leader at MPI-CBG Dresden, Professor at the Biotechnology Center of TU Dresden, and Co-Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life.

We have lost a dear friend, a wonderful colleague and a truly outstanding scientist who will forever be an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Suzanne.

Tributes from family, friends and colleagues can be found on the MPI-CBG website.

An obituary from TU Dresden honors Suzanne’s life and her accomplishments.

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