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

December 2018

We welcome Suman Das, a new postdoc in the Krug / de Visser Lab

November 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Enno Oldewurtel

08.05.2019 | 17:00

Rod-shaped bacteria control cell volume through the rate of surface-area growth


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Sven van Teeffelen

22.05.2019 | 17:00

Physical determinants of cell shape in bacteria


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

Predicting Evolution

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

07.10.2019 - 11.10.2019         Link