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

Navigating the cytoskeleton: Novel tools to dissect and direct intracellular transport
Speaker: Lukas Kapitein
Date: (2016) | Room: PH 127

Single molecule imaging of cohesin-DNA interactions on DNA curtains
Speaker: Johannes Stigler
Date: (2015) | Room: PH 127

Labs, Cells and Organs on a Chip
Speaker: Albert van den Berg
Date: (2015) | Room: PH 127

Latest Publications


M. Jahn, J. Buchner, T. Hugel and M. Rief (2016)
Folding and assembly of the large molecular machine Hsp90 studied in single-molecule experiments

K. Austen, P. Ringer, A. Mehlich, A. Chrostek-Grashoff, C. Kluger, Chr. Klingner, B. Sabass, R. Zent, M. Rief and C. Grashoff (2015)
Extracellular rigidity sensing by talin isoform-specific mechanical linkages

C. A. Weber, R. Suzuki, V. Schaller, I. S. Aranson, A. R. Bausch and E. Frey (2015)
Random Bursts Determine Dynamics of Active Filaments
PNAS 112, 34, 10703–10707 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