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.
Hummingbird’s hovering flight likely evolved because of a lost gene.
Alf Honigmann, Meritxell Huch and André Nadler are new Allen Distinguished Investigators.
Study reveals that transcription, a basic process in gene expression, is happening in sequentially assembled specialized areas in the cell nucleus.
Talk on phase separation kicks of winter term.
MPI-CBG director emerita elected into INSA for pioneering contribution to science and long-standing collaborations with the scientific community in…
Researchers from Dresden and Vienna reveal link between connectivity of three-dimensional structures in tissues and the emergence of their…
Bridging basic research, therapeutic application and self-help in Retinal diseases
Researchers from Dresden, together with Danish and Finnish colleagues, identify a gene that enables beta cells to communicate with each other, helping…
Prize of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine e. V. (DGKL) for Kai Simons, Andrej Shevchenko and Andreas Greinacher.