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

A single-molecule view on intracellular transport in living C. elegans
Speaker: Erwin Peterman
Date: (2017) | Room: PH 127

Rab27a co-ordinates actin-dependent long-range organelle transport by integrating the activity of motors and track assembly proteins
Speaker: Alistair Hume
Date: (2017) | Room: PH 127

Motor neurons require motor proteins: The biophysics and cell biology of molecular motors in neurons
Speaker: Erika Holzbaur
Date: (2017) | Room: PH 227

Latest Publications


L. Rossetti, L. Kuntz, E. Kunold, J. Schock, K. Müller, H. Grabmayr, J. Stolberg-Stolberg, F. Pfeiffer, S. Sieber, R. Burgkart, A.R. Bausch (2017)
The microstructure and micromechanics of the tendon–bone insertion
Nature Materials, DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4863 Link:  [download] [press release]

M. Weitkunat, M. Lindauer, A.R. Bausch and F. Schnorrer (2017)
Mechanical tension and spontaneous muscle twitching precede the formation of cross-striated muscle in vivo
Development 144, 1261-1272 Link:  [download]

M. Grison, U. Merkel, J. Kostian, Kr. Djinovic-Carugo, M. Rief (2017)
alpha-Actinin/titin interaction: A dynamic and mechanically stable cluster of bonds in the muscle Z-disk

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