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

Physics of early Embryo Morphogenesis
Speaker: Hervé Turlier
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Folding and unfolding mechanisms of iron sulfur proteins revealed by single molecule force spectroscopy
Speaker: Hongbin Li
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Towards Molecular Conductors: Advances in Charge Transport Through Individual DNA and DNA-Based Molecules
Speaker: Danny Porath
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Latest Publications


Mohamed A.A. Mohamed, Willi L. Stepp, Zeynep Ökten (2018)
Reconstitution reveals motor activation for intraflagellar transport.
Nature 557, 387–391 (2018) Link:  [download]

KM Tych, M. Jahn, H. Girstmair, T. Hugel, J. Buchner, M. Rief (2018)
Unravelling the Mechanics of a Molecular Chaperone
Biophysical Journal 114 (3), 552a Link:  [download]

M Jahn, K Tych, H Girstmair, M Steinmaßl, T Hugel, M Rief (2018)
Folding and Domain Interactions of Three Orthologs of Hsp90 Studied by Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy
Structure 26 (1), 96-105 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