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Our group is using and developing methods of statistical physics to address exciting problems in biology and medicine. We are a part of the newly established, interdisciplinary “Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin” in Erlangen. 

We are currently looking for the new group member to work on a PhD project devoted to Biofilms!   PhD position: How Biofilms heal their wounds? Biofilms are commonly known as complex bacterial communities that encase themselves in self-produced polymeric matrix substances and excel in ...

Most cells of human body have DNA packaged and folded inside of their nuclei. The process of transcription, which also takes place in the nucleus, partially unfolds and redistributes DNA in a very distinct pattern. In a collaborative work, we have shown that the emergence of this pattern can be expl...

N. gonorrhoeae bacteria, colonize human epithelia and form nearly spherical aggregates, containing up to several thousands of cells, which are the infectious units of the gonorrhea disease. Formation of colonies could be described as an analogue of the condensation process. For details see our recen...

For his high level of peer review competence, Prof. Dr. Vasily Zaburdaev has been awarded the IOP trusted reviewer status.