We do pioneering basic research. 500 curiosity-driven scientists from over 50 countries ask: How do cells form tissues? Our research programs span multiple scales of magnitude, from molecular assemblies to organelles, cells, tissues, organs, and organisms.
The MPI-CBG was founded with the goal of bridging scales and bringing together cell and developmental biology. For this reason, we focused heavily on studying cell biological phenomena utilizing different model systems. We can only understand how cells form tissues, our fundamental question, through a deep knowledge of cell biology.
In order to understand the organization of life into molecules, cells, and tissues the MPI-CBG, as part of a collaboration, is bringing physics and biology together to solve biological questions. This interdisciplinary effort merges fundamental physics, theory, and experiment together to truly explore how cells form tissues, the basic research question of the institute.
Stem cells and organoids, as a model system, allows us to push forward our research into how cells form tissues. Studying tissues using organoids and the reconstitution of complex biochemical systems allow the creation of a framework of cell and tissue organization. With organoids, human tissue biology has become accessible for study in a way that was not possible before.
Dresden and Tübingen researchers show that roundworms adapted their fertility to different temperatures during evolution.
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The Heineman Stiftung funds two projects to further strenghten the German-Israeli scientific cooperation
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Spanish scientist investigates liver development, regeneration and disease.
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The director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden receives the award for the discovery of condensates - cell…
Dresden Science Night will happen again on July 8.
Art event in the MPI-CBG as part of Dresden’s application for Capital of Culture 2025