Theory of Complex Bio-Systems

Prof. Ulrich Gerland

Research Field

In physics, interactions between particles follow laws. In biology, interactions between biomolecules serve a function. We study the physics of biological functions. In particular, we are interested in cases where the implementations of biological functions are constrained by physical principles. Methods from statistical physics help to describe the functioning of complex biomolecular systems on a coarse-grained, but quantitative level.


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

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Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Coexistence and Multistability of Bacterial Strains Competing During Seasonal Periods of Famine and Feast
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Ulrich Gerland


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.