New leadership at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) of TU Dresden
Press release of TU Dresden from February 15, 2022
The Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) at TU Dresden has appointed Prof. Otger Campàs as new managing director and Prof. Helmut Schießel as deputy director.
Effective January 1, 2022, Prof. Otger Campàs became new speaker and managing director of the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) at TU Dresden. He succeeds Prof. Stephan Grill, who had initiated the Cluster of Excellence and is now one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Campàs joined TU Dresden in July 2021 and has since strengthened the Dresden research community as Chair of Tissue Dynamics, with his work focused on the physics of embryonic self-organization and morphogenesis. On February 11, 2022, the PoL general assembly gathered to evaluate what has been achieved so far and set the focus for the mission and vision of the next years.