The scientific work of the PULS Group is concerned with Physics Underlying Life Sciences. It was established in 2010 at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. There, it is embedded in the Department of Physics. It is also part of the Excellence Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials.
In 2014 an arm of the group began to develop at the Institute Ruđer Bošković in Zagreb, Croatia with the support of the European Research Council Grant, as part of an effort to enable the transfer of knowledge from more to less developed parts of the European Research Area. The Zagreb team is embedded into the Group of Theoretical Chemistry at the Department for Physical Chemistry.
The group consists of a diverse team of researchers with various backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry and Biology allowing for synergetic benefits arising from the collaboration.