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.

27 July 2021

Of embryo mechanics and living foams: Otger Campàs appointed as Chair for Tissue Dynamics at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden

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7 July 2021

PoL Research Groups Leaders review Tissue Size and Scaling

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7 July 2021

"Physik-Preis Dresden" awarded for the fifth time

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6 July 2021

From biological clocks to the movement of sperm cells: Benjamin Friedrich appointed to new Heisenberg Professorship for Biological Algorithms

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5 July 2021

New research groups established at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life

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