Understanding the physical principles of

biological systems

Modern biophysics links multiple scales of biological organisation.

Biophysical mechanisms govern molecular functions inside the cell, which are building blocks for regulatory and metabolic networks in an organism.

Statistical physics describes principles of biological information, which is encoded in genomes and edited by evolution.

The mission of IBP is to integrate all of these research directions into an interdisciplinary science of living systems, and to train tomorrow’s research leaders in this exciting field.

IBP news

November 2018

We welcome Yuval Mulla, a new postdoc in the Bollenbach group.

June 2018

We welcome Gabriela Petrungaro, a new postdoc in the Bollenbach group.

May 2018

We welcome Manja Saebelfeld, a new postdoc in the Krug group.

March 2018

The Bollenbach group received funding for a new robot for massively parallel systems biology in microbes.

Upcoming Events

Cologne Evolution Colloquium

16.01.2019 | TBA


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Ana-Rita Brochado

23.01.2019 | 17:00

Deciphering antimicrobial drug interactions using high-throughput approach


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Andrea Sottoriva

30.01.2019 | 17:00

Measuring and predicting cancer evolution from patient genomic data


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino

03.04.2019 | 17:00


Tumors and Immune Systems: From Theory to Therapy

Workshop at Institute d'Études Scientifiques de Cargese
co-organized by CRC 1310

15.04.2019 - 19.04.2019         Link

From Molecular Basis to Predictability and Control of Evolution

Workshop at Nordita, Stockholm
co-organized by CRC 1310

01.07.2019 - 26.07.2019         Link