A quantitative understanding of biological processes is the main objective of biophysics. At the institute of molecular and cellular biophysics we join efforts to unravel the fundamental mechanisms underlying such processes with interdisciplinary approaches.


Next Talks

Studying the mechanosensitive Hippo signal transduction network in skeletal muscle, the organ that generates the highest forces
Speaker: Henning Wackerhage
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Cell shape formation controlled by cytoskeleton
Speaker: Naoko Mizuno
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Mathematical Modelling of Lamellipodium Dynamics
Speaker: Martin Falcke
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Latest Publications


Z Ganim, M Rief (2017)
Mechanically switching single-molecule fluorescence of GFP by unfolding and refolding
PNAS, vol 114, no. 42, pp 11052-11056 Link: [download]

B. Buchmann, F. M. Hecht, C. Pernpeintner, T. Lohmüller, A. Bausch (2017)
Controlling non-equilibrium structure formation on the nanoscale
ChemPhysChem, accepted, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201700844 Link:  [download]

P Ringer, A Weißl, A L Cost, A Freikamp, B Sabass, A Mehlich, M Tramier, M Rief, C Grashoff (2017)
Multiplexing molecular tension sensors reveals piconewton force gradient across talin-1
Nature Methods volume 14, pp 1090-1096 Link: [download]

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch (E27 Chair)
Cellular Biophysics

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz
Laboratory for Biomolecular

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hugel
Single Molecule Detection
and Manipulation

Dr. Zeynep Ökten

Intracellular Transport Processes

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rief (E22 Chair)
Protein Folding and Molecular Motors

Prof. Dr. Erich Sackmann (Emeritus)
Physics of Biomaterials

PD Dr. Günther Woehlke
Microtubule-dependent processes