Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

eLi - Engineering Life Initiative Munich

Understanding and engineering the basic principles of life: The mission of eLi is to advance the understanding of the physics of living systems across scales to bring solutions to some of the world’s most pressing bioengineering and health issues. To achieve this, they combine novel physics-centered experimental methods, system-level computational approaches, and conceptual bottom-up theory to decipher the physical laws governing the dynamic organization of life from molecules to cells. They re-engineer life-like processes and systems by employing state-of-the-art technologies and by developing novel life-inspired approaches. The initiative is jointly supported by the LMU Center for NanoScience, the LMU Gene Center, and the LMU Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics.