a decorative element showing the PoL logoThe Cluster of Excellence PoL aims to discover new paradigms for understanding life and deepen our knowledge of living biological matter.

Although the understanding of the biochemical basis of life is now well advanced, the understanding of living matter and its dynamic self-organization is far behind that of non-living matter. Therefore, PoL is concerned with the elucidation of those principles which form the basis of the dynamic organization of living matter. This serves the purpose of gaining insights into the “laws of physics” that underlie the dynamic spatio-temporal organization of life into molecules, cells and tissues. Fundamental physics is used to understand and solve biological questions. Therefore, innovative experimental approaches, theoretical predictions and computer simulations will be used.

The Cluster of Excellence, funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists from physics, biology and computer science. The research is carried out by the TU Dresden and DRESDEN-concept. Raimund Dachselt is one of the principal investigators of this cluster. Within the Research Avenue 5 “Scientific Computing and Systems Microscopy”, our Interactive Media Lab conducts research in the area of the immersive interactive exploration of multiscale biological data.

Further information about the project can be found on the official PoL website.

Related Publications

  • Exploring and Slicing Volumetric Medical Data in Augmented Reality Using a Spatially-Aware Mobile Device

    Exploring and Slicing Volumetric Medical Data in Augmented Reality Using a Spatially-Aware Mobile Device.

    Luo, W.; Goebel, E.; Reipschläger, P.; Ellenberg, M.; Dachselt, R.;

    To appear in 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct).ISMAR '21, Bari, Italy.IEEE,2021.

    @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Weizhou Luo and Eva Goebel and Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Mats Ole Ellenberg and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Exploring and Slicing Volumetric Medical Data in Augmented Reality Using a Spatially-Aware Mobile Device},
       booktitle = {2021 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct)},
       year = {2021},
       month = {10},
       location = {Bari, Italy},
       publisher = {IEEE}
    }

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  • @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Wolfgang B\"{u}schel and Anke Lehmann and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {MIRIA: A Mixed Reality Toolkit for the In-Situ Visualization and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Interaction Data},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       series = {CHI '21},
       year = {2021},
       month = {5},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {15},
       doi = {10.1145/3411764.3445651},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA},
       keywords = {interaction analysis, immersive analytics, in-situ analysis, in-situ visualization, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, visualization}
    }

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  • @inproceedings{langner:2021:marvis,
       author = {Ricardo Langner and Marc Satkowski and Wolfgang B\"{u}schel and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {MARVIS: Combining Mobile Devices and Augmented Reality for Visual Data Analysis},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2021},
       month = {5},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {17},
       doi = {10.1145/3411764.3445593},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA},
       keywords = {data visualization, mobile devices, head-mounted augmented reality, cross-device interaction, data analysis, mobile data visualization, augmented displays, immersive analytics}
    }

  • @article{fixme,
       author = {Marc Satkowski and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Investigating the Impact of Real-World Environments on the Perception of 2D Visualizations in Augmented Reality},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2021},
       month = {05},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {14},
       doi = {10.1145/3411764.3445330},
       url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445330},
       publisher = {ACM},
       keywords = {User Study, Augmented Reality, Visual Perception, Immersive Analytics, In-Situ Visualization, AR Visualization, Industrial Scenario, Industry 4.0}
    }

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  • Grand Challenges in Immersive Analytics

    Grand Challenges in Immersive Analytics.

    Ens, B.; Bach, B.; Cordeil, M.; Engelke, U.; Serrano, M.; Willett, W.; Prouzeau, A.; Anthes, C.; Büschel, W.; Dunne, C.; Dwyer, T.; Grubert, J.; Haga, J.; Kirshenbaum, N.; Kobayashi, D.; Lin, T.; Olaosebikan, M.; Pointecker, F.; Saffo, D.; Saquib, N.; Schmalstieg, D.; Albers Szafir, D.; Whitlock, M.; Yang, Y.;

    In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.CHI '21, Yokohama, Japan.ACM,2021.10.1145/3411764.3446866

    @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Barrett Ens and Benjamin Bach and Maxime Cordeil and Ulrich Engelke and Marcos Serrano and Wesley Willett and Arnaud Prouzeau and Christoph Anthes and Wolfgang B\"{u}schel and Cody Dunne and Tim Dwyer and Jens Grubert and Jason H. Haga and Nurit Kirshenbaum and Dylan Kobayashi and Tica Lin and Monsurat Olaosebikan and Fabian Pointecker and David Saffo and Nazmus Saquib and Dieter Schmalstieg and Danielle Albers Szafir and Matthew Whitlock and Yalong Yang},
       title = {Grand Challenges in Immersive Analytics},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       series = {CHI '21},
       year = {2021},
       month = {05},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {17},
       doi = {10.1145/3411764.3446866},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA}
    }

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  • @inproceedings{luo-chi21,
       author = {Weizhou Luo and Anke Lehmann and Yushan Yang and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Investigating Document Layout and Placement Strategies for Collaborative Sensemaking in Augmented Reality},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       series = {CHI EA '21},
       year = {2021},
       month = {5},
       isbn = {78-1-4503-8095-9/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {7},
       doi = {10.1145/3411763.3451588},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York, NY, USA},
       keywords = {user study, spatiality, sensemaking, content organization, grouping, physical environment}
    }

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  • Experiences with User Studies in Augmented Reality

    Experiences with User Studies in Augmented Reality.

    Satkowski, M.; Büschel, W.; Dachselt, R.;

    In CHI 2021 Workshop on Evaluating User Experiences in Mixed Reality.CHI '21, Yokohama, Japan.2021.

    @article{fixme,
       author = {Marc Satkowski and Wolfgang B\"{u}schel and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Experiences with User Studies in Augmented Reality},
       booktitle = {CHI 2021 Workshop on Evaluating User Experiences in Mixed Reality},
       year = {2021},
       month = {05},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-8096-6/21/05},
       location = {Yokohama, Japan},
       numpages = {14},
       url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.03795},
       keywords = {User Study, Augmented Reality}
    }

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  • @article{Reipschlaeger2021,
       author = {Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Tamara Flemisch and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Personal Augmented Reality for Information Visualization on Large Interactive Displays},
       journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
       volume = {27},
       issue = {2},
       year = {2021},
       month = {2},
       location = {Salt Lake City, UT, USA},
       pages = {1182--1192},
       numpages = {11},
       doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030460},
       publisher = {IEEE},
       keywords = {Augmented Reality, Information Visualization, InfoVis, Large Displays, Immersive Analytics, Physical Navigation, Multiple Coordinated Views}
    }

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  • Bionic Tracking: Using Eye Tracking to Track Biological Cells in Virtual Reality

    Bionic Tracking: Using Eye Tracking to Track Biological Cells in Virtual Reality.

    Günther, U.; Harrington, K.; Dachselt, R.; Sbalzarini, I.;

    In ECCV 2020 Workshop on BioImage Computing.BIC '20, Online Conference.2020.

    @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Ulrik G\"{u}nther and Kyle Harrington and Raimund Dachselt and Ivo F. Sbalzarini},
       title = {Bionic Tracking: Using Eye Tracking to Track Biological Cells in Virtual Reality},
       booktitle = {ECCV 2020 Workshop on BioImage Computing},
       series = {BIC '20},
       year = {2020},
       month = {8},
       location = {Online Conference}
    }

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  • @inproceedings{Reipschlaeger2020,
       author = {Patrick Reipschl\"{a}ger and Severin Engert and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Augmented Displays: Seamlessly Extending Interactive Surfaces with Head-Mounted Augmented Reality},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
       year = {2020},
       month = {4},
       isbn = {978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04},
       location = {Honolulu, Hawaii, USA},
       numpages = {4},
       doi = {10.1145/3334480.3383138},
       publisher = {ACM},
       address = {New York},
       keywords = {Augmented Reality, Interactive Surfaces, Augmented Displays, Touch+Pen Interaction, Design, 3D Modeling, Architecture, DesignAR}
    }

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  • Challenges in Collaborative Immersive Visualization

    Challenges in Collaborative Immersive Visualization.

    Büschel, W.; Eckert, G.; Dachselt, R.;

    In CHI 2020 Workshop on Immersive Analytics: Envisioning Future Productivity for Immersive Analytics.CHI '20, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.1-6,2020.

    @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Wolfgang B\"{u}schel and Georg Eckert and Raimund Dachselt},
       title = {Challenges in Collaborative Immersive Visualization},
       booktitle = {CHI 2020 Workshop on Immersive Analytics: Envisioning Future Productivity for Immersive Analytics},
       series = {CHI '20},
       year = {2020},
       month = {4},
       location = {Honolulu, Hawaii, USA},
       pages = {1--6},
       numpages = {6}
    }

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  • A Proposed Framework for Interactive Virtual Reality In Situ Visualization of Parallel Numerical Simulations

    A Proposed Framework for Interactive Virtual Reality In Situ Visualization of Parallel Numerical Simulations.

    Gupta, A.; Günther, U.; Incardona, P.; Aydin, A.; Dachselt, R.; Gumhold, S.; Sbalzarini, I.;

    In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization.LDAV '19, Vancouver, BC, Canada.2019.

    @inproceedings{fixme,
       author = {Aryaman Gupta and Ulrik G\"{u}nther and Pietro Incardona and Ata Deniz Aydin and Raimund Dachselt and Stefan Gumhold and Ivo F. Sbalzarini},
       title = {A Proposed Framework for Interactive Virtual Reality In Situ Visualization of Parallel Numerical Simulations},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization},
       year = {2019},
       month = {10},
       location = {Vancouver, BC, Canada},
       numpages = {2},
       url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02986}
    }

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