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

Engineering mucin interactions
Speaker: Thomas Crouzier
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 127

Rate constants and mechanisms of intrin-sically disordered proteins binding to structured targets
Speaker: Huan-Xiang Zhou
Date: (2018) | Room: PH 3024 (Seminarroom E22)

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

Latest Publications


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]

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]

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