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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 two new group members to fill open PhD and postdoc positions at the chair.   PhD position: To work on the project exploring the biophysical aspects of host pathogen interactions in the framework of the recently funded DFG Research Training Group “ImmunoMicr...

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.