Welcome to Institut für Physikalische Biologie

The function of each cell and each organism decisively depends on the dynamic interactions between biological macromolecules and on their correct three-dimensional structure. Faulty interaction and incorrectly folded structures eventually lead to diseases and ageing. Our aim is to understand these interactions and to determine the three-dimensional structure of the protein complexes involved in decisive cellular processes - if possible, in atomic resolution. Beyond that, we develop novel methods for the early diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong focus on Alzheimer's dementia. undefined[more]

Prof. Dr. Dieter Willbold is the director of the institute. His Department focusses on Modelling Systems, Virus-Host-Interaction and Neurofunction/Neurodegeneration. undefined[more] The Department of Prof. Dr. Henrike Heise is developing new methods in the field of solid state NMR-Spektroscopy.
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A close cooperation exists with the undefinedInstitute of Complex Systems (ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, which is also headed by Prof. Dr. Willbold. Together, the two institutes run the undefinedBiomolecular NMR-Center in Jülich.

A close cooperation exists with the undefinedInstitute of Complex Systems (ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, which is also headed by Prof. Dr. Willbold.

Together, the two institutes run the Biomolecular NMR-Center in Jülich.

04.08.17 Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the second Düsseldorf-Jülich Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases "Formation, aggregation and propagation of amyloids", which will take place in Düsseldorf, November 27-29. For further information, please visit:http://www.ipb.hhu.de/duesseldorf-juelich-symposium-2017.html


08.03.17 Erwin Niehaus-Preis for Alexander Büll

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Büll (34) has been awarded the Erwin Niehaus-Preis by the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI). With the award comes 40.000 Euro in funding for a research project on artificial amyloid plaques. (more in German)


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