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

May 2019

We welcome Adriana Espinosa Cantú, Alexander von Humboldt research fellow for postdoctoral research in the Bollenbach group

Upcoming Events

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Deepa Agashe

16.10.2019 | 17:00


Dellbrück Colloquium by Jeff Gore

17.10.2019 | 17:00

Building microbial communities from the bottom up


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Bartek Waclaw

20.11.2019 | 17:00


Dellbrück Colloquium by Matthew Scott

27.11.2019 | 17:00

Physiological characterization of adaptive evolutionary dynamics


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Michael Brockhurst

04.12.2019 | 17:00


Physical concepts and computational models in immunology

3rd annual symposium at the MIT, Cambridge (USA)
co-organized by CRC 1310

26.09.2019 - 27.09.2019         Link

Predicting Evolution

Workshop at the Lorentz Center, Leiden (Netherlands)
co-organized by CRC 1310

07.10.2019 - 11.10.2019         Link

CRC 1310 Midterm Meeting

Meeting at the IBP, Cologne (Germany)

08.11.2019 - 09.11.2019