Molecular Machines

Research Field

Single molecule methods are essential for a thorough understanding of complex biological processes. They allow real time observation of molecular machines at work and their specific manipulation. Results of such experiments yield new insights into problems from fundamental physics at the nano-scale to the development of new drugs. Methodologically we focus on single molecule multi color FRET, optical tweezers and single molecule force spectroscopy based on AFM. The multidisciplinarity of our research requires close collaborations with colleagues in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology and physics.


James-Franck-Str. 1/I
85748 Garching b. München

Members of the Research Group



Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Bau einer Flusszelle für Elektroporation
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Thorsten Hugel


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.