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

May 10, 2022

PoL and six other DFG-coordinated programs at BeWISE conference WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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May 9, 2022

DFG Grant for collaborative research project on epithelial folding

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May 5, 2022

New Guest Researcher at B CUBE and PoL: Dr. Kirsty Wan

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April 28, 2022

Why does the axolotl age so slowly?

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March 31, 2022

New Master's program Physics of Life: Application period opens 1st April

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Jun , 2022

Jun , 2022

Engineering Life – Active Matter Across Scales

Hybrid: Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe Dresden & virtual