A close cooperation exists with the Institute of Biological Information Processing - Structural Biochemistry (IBI-7), which is also headed by Prof. Dr. Willbold.
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. [more]
Prof. Dr. Dieter Willbold is the director of the institute. His Department focusses on Modelling Systems, Virus-Host-Interaction and Neurofunction/Neurodegeneration. [more] The Department of Prof. Dr. Henrike Heise is developing new methods in the field of solid state NMR-Spektroscopy.
A close cooperation exists with the Institute of Biological Information Processing Structural Biochemistry (IBI-7) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, which is also headed by Prof. Dr. Willbold. Together, the two institutes run the Biomolecular NMR-Center in Jülich.