a decorative element showing the PoL logoThe Cluster of Excellence PoL aims to discover new paradigms for understanding life and deepen our knowledge of living biological matter.

Although the understanding of the biochemical basis of life is now well advanced, the understanding of living matter and its dynamic self-organization is far behind that of non-living matter. Therefore, PoL is concerned with the elucidation of those principles which form the basis of the dynamic organization of living matter. This serves the purpose of gaining insights into the “laws of physics” that underlie the dynamic spatio-temporal organization of life into molecules, cells and tissues. Fundamental physics is used to understand and solve biological questions. Therefore, innovative experimental approaches, theoretical predictions and computer simulations will be used.

The Cluster of Excellence, funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists from physics, biology and computer science. The research is carried out by the TU Dresden and DRESDEN-concept. Raimund Dachselt is one of the principal investigators of this cluster. Within the Research Avenue 5 “Scientific Computing and Systems Microscopy”, our Interactive Media Lab conducts research in the area of the immersive interactive exploration of multiscale biological data.

Further information about the project can be found on the official PoL website.

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