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

May 2019

We welcome Alina Bazarova, a new research associate in the Lässig group

Upcoming Events

Dellbrück Colloquium by Jeff Gore

17.10.2019 | 17:00


Dellbrück Colloquium by Matthew Scott

27.11.2019 | 17:00


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Michael Brockhurst

04.12.2019 | 17:00


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

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         

Predicting Evolution

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

07.10.2019 - 11.10.2019         Link