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

Regulation of cell shape in bacteria
Speaker: Sven van Teeffelen
Date: (2017) | Room: PH 127

Molecular principles of mRNA localization
Speaker: Dierk Niessing
Date: (2016) | Room: PH 127

A Visual and Biomechanical Approach to Sarcomere Dynamics
Speaker: Michael Gotthardt
Date: (2016) | Room: PH 127

Latest Publications


F. Ziegler, N.C. Lim, S.S. Mandal, B. Pelz, W.P. Ng, M. Schlierf, S.E. Jackson, M. Rief (2016)
Knotting and unknotting of a protein in single molecule experiments
Proc.Natl.Acad. Sci U.S.A. Jul 5, 113(27) 7533-8 Link:  [download]

B. Pelz, G. Zoldak, F. Zeller, M. Zacharias, M. Rief (2016)
Subnanometre enzyme mechanics probed by single-molecule force spectroscopy
Nature communications, 7. 10848 Link:  [download]

S. Krishnan, D. Ziegler, V. Arnaut, T. G. Martin, K. Kapsner, K. Henneberg, A. R. Bausch, H. Dietz & F. C. Simmel (2016)
Molecular transport through large-diameter DNA nanopores
Nature Communications, 7:12787. 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