imP – Institute of Molecular Physiology

The Institute of Molecular Physiology (imP) has its focus on the function, dynamics, and structure of biological systems from nano- to supramolecular scale. This includes interactions of proteins and nucleic acids, (epigenetic) gen regulation, genome stability, DNA repair, signal transduction, and intracellular transport processes. Member groups cooperate closely and use shared facilities for cell culture, animal and plant breeding, high-resolution light microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray structure analysis and micro calorimetry. We use a multitude of biophysical methods to analyse protein-protein, protein- nucleic acid and protein- ligand interactions.

Multiple contacts connect us with the other two institutes of the Biology department and also with the IMB, the IBWF, the Institute of Biochemistry (FB 09), the University Medical Center and the Max-Planck-Institutes in Mainz and Frankfurt.

Our most important joint programs:

  • GeneEvo - a Graduate Programm (under DFG review)
  • FTN - Focus Program Translational Neurosciences
  • IPP - The international PhD-Programm
  • MPGC - Max-Planck-Graduate-Center

 

Research Groups:
Prof. Dr. Dorothee DormannMolecular Cell Biology II
Prof. Dr. Ralf HeermannMicrobiology
Prof. Dr. Edward LemkeSynthetic Biophysics
Prof. Dr. Helen May-SimeraCiliar Cell Biology
Prof. Dr. Eckhard ThinesBiotechnology
Prof. Dr. Eva WolfChronobiology
Prof. Dr. Andreas WachterMolecular Plant Science
Prof. Dr. Uwe WolfrumMolecular Cell Biology

 

Coopted Professors:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schneider (Faculty 09 - Biochemistry)

 

Additional Research Groups:
Prof. Dr. Elmar JaenickeBiomolecular Simulation

 

Former faculty members:
Prof. Dr. Harald PaulsenPlant Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Walter StöckerCell- and Matrixbiology
Prof. Dr. Jürgen MarklStructural Biology
Prof. Dr. Gottfried UndenMicrobiology and Wine Research