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.
Award for pioneering contributions to sequence analysis algorithms and their applications to biosequence search, genome sequencing, and comparative…
Funding for Maximina Yun and Steffen Rulands to explore the role of regeneration in aging
Study finds genome loops don’t last long in cells; theories of how loops control gene expression may need to be revised.
Daniel Colón-Ramos is visiting scientist at MPI-CBG and CSBD
Comprehensive genome analysis sheds light on nutrition and evolution of vampire bats
International team of researchers show how insulin in alpha cells in the fruit fly Drosophila ensure proper development when food is scarce.
Funding to understand emergent physical properties of chromatin using synthetic nuclei
HFSP Program Grant Award for Pavel Tomancak and his collaborative team
New research group leader joins the MPI-CBG