Science RA1 RA3 RA4 Elias Barriga Group

September 27, 2023

New Research Group at PoL Investigates Collective Cell Migration in Living Tissue

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Education Mateus Group Friedrich Group Fischer-Friedrich Group

September 18, 2023

DIGS-BB Biological Making of Materials Summer School 2023

With the theme “Biological of Making Materials”, the school attracted outstanding Master’s and advanced Bachelor’s students to Dresden.

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Publications RA3 Fischer-Friedrich Group

September 15, 2023

Ingenious “Safety Belt” Mechanism Safeguarding Mammalian Cells

A “safety belt” mechanism that protects the structural integrity of mammalian cells was observed by the Fischer-Friedrich group.

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Science Awards Associates and Affiliates

September 5, 2023

ERC Grants Conceded to Three PoL Members

Agnes Toth-Petroczy, Alexander von Appen, and Ricard Alert receive funds to launch their own projects.

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Outreach Events

September 4, 2023

Physics of Life joins the Dresden isst Bunt 2023

PoL exposes its internationality and diversity to the local community in the traditional picnic organized by the city of Dresden.

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Education Bio-image Analysis Group Events

September 1, 2023

Bio-Image Analysis Symposium

Bio Image Analysis Symposium is hosted in Dresden and brought during a whole week experts on the field to discuss modern results and complex current challenges.

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Education Events

September 1, 2023

Statistical Inference in Physical Biology Workshop with Prof. Dr. Justin Bois, hosted by PoL

A Summer Workshop in Statistics hosted by PoL brought Prof. Dr. Justin Bois from Caltech to Dresden

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Awards Associates and Affiliates Schießel Group

August 15, 2023

PoL members awarded in the ICBP 2023

Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher received the IUPAP medal for Physics of Life 2023, Dr. Ricard Alert for the IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize, and Manish Yadav for the best poster.

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Science Research Avenues Research Groups Events

July 10, 2023

EMBO Workshop on Physics of Living Systems Unites Global Scientific Community in Dresden

The highly anticipated EMBO Workshop on Physics of Living Systems: From Physical Principles to Biological Function took place from July 3rd to 7th, attracting over 300 scientists from around the world.

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Education Outreach Events

July 3, 2023

Physics of Life Captivates Visitors at Long Night of Science Dresden 2023

On June 30th, 2023, the highly anticipated 20th-anniversary edition of the Long Night of Science unfolded from 17:00 to midnight, captivating an unprecedented number of visitors. This extraordinary event brought together science enthusiasts of all ages, with Physics of Life (PoL) being presented in three different locations: the main campus, the Technische Sammlungen Museum Dresden (TSD), and the Center of Regenerative Therapies (CRTD).

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© Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden/Stephan Floss

Science Publications RA2 RA3 Associates and Affiliates

June 22, 2023

Repelling disorder: What makes cholesterol-containing surfaces so repulsive?

Living organisms use powerful physical principles to control interactions at their surfaces. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Leipzig University and TU Dresden have now discovered why cholesterol-containing surfaces can exhibit greatly reduced attachment of proteins and bacteria. 

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© Joana Carvalho, Júlia Charles/EMBL

Science Publications RA1 RA6 Ebisuya Group

June 20, 2023

The speed of life: a zoo of cells to study developmental time

Researchers from the Ebisuya Group at EMBL Barcelona have used an unprecedented stem cell zoo to compare six different mammalian species and their developmental

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