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 2022

We welcome Bahareh Bagheri, a new postdoc in the Bollenbach group

 

October 2022

We welcome Stephan Wimmi, a new postdoc in the Maier group

 

Upcoming Events

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Rosalind Allen
Joint Seminar with Großes Physikalisches Kolloquium

31.01.2023

Statistical physics approaches to understanding how antibiotics kill bacteria

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Delbrück Lecture by Eduardo Rocha

07.02.2023

Bacterial genomes as playgrounds of mobile genetic elements

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Delbrück Lecture by Daniel Fisher

14.02.2023

Why is there so much fine scale microbial diversity? Ecology and evolution in high dimensions.

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Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Mark Zwart

01.03.2023

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Delbrück Lecture by Kevin Foster

22.03.2023

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Delbrück Lecture by Sara Mitri

22.05.2023

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