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. 

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

A longer lifespan due to alcohol consumption? This is at least true for nematodes (e.g. C. elegans). Together with the group of Prof. Dr. Teymuras Kurzchalia (MPI-CBG Dresden) we found out that alcohol helps C. elegans to live twice longer and survive desiccation. For more information, click here.

New project in collaboration with the Wong Lab from the University of California (UCLA), supported by the Bavaria California Technology Center (BaCaTeC). In the project, we aim to investigate how self-organisation of ligand-receptor complexes orchestrates the immune response.  

We are hiring! Our recently established Chair of Mathematics in Life Sciences at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen (Germany) is looking for outstanding candidates to fill several Ph.D. and Postdoctoral posit...

Together with the Hilbert lab we became a part of the new Priority Programme funded by DFG: SPP 2191 "Molecular Mechanisms of Functional Phase Separation". In our project, we will investigate how the model of active microemulsion can be used to understand the role of chromatin organisation in cell-f...