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

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.

January 2018

New DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1310 "Predictability in Evolution"  started.

Upcoming Events

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Arne Traulsen

20.11.2018 | 16:45

Stochastic and deterministic models of microbiomes


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Hervé Isambert

21.11.2018 | 17:00

Learning causal and non-causal networks fromlarge scale genomic and clinical data


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Helen Alexander

29.11.2018 | 12:00

Stochastic de novo emergence of antibiotic resistance


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Erdal Toprak

05.12.2018 | 17:00

How do proteins evolve under opposing selection factors?