Biophysics deals with the physical description of biological materials. This involves examining the elementary molecular components of a cell, as well as the interaction of these components at a systemic level. The aim of research is to establish a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that ultimately make life possible, but which also cause diseases. The findings can, by way of example, contribute to the diagnosis and remedying of diseases, or give rise to new technologies inspired by biology. In the process, the complexity of living matter offers a fascinating opportunity to discover entirely new physical laws that are far removed from chemical or thermodynamic equilibrium.
In the context of the master's program in Biophysics, students have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area. Those on offer include molecular biophysics, cellular biophysics, theoretical biophysics, system biophysics, and biomedical biophysics.
With ten leading international task forces, biophysics research at the Technical University of Munich covers nearly every aspect of this modern and intensely interdisciplinary research area. The Technical University of Munich’s Department of Biophysics is therefore uniquely positioned in Germany.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation: