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.
Two Max Planck research teams receive funding for future spin-offs “Allergator” and “Vulcan.”
Funding to plan a new research center
Symposium brings Dresden and Leipzig researchers together
Open-source supercomputer algorithm predicts patterning and dynamics of living materials and enables studying their behavior in space and time.
New Dresden Max Planck Institute director develops mathematical approaches to study complex biological systems.
Andrea Schuhmann receives award for female mass spectrometrists
New book published on neocortical neurogenesis, edited by Wieland Huttner
Researchers from Milan and Dresden presents a CRISPR/Cas-based method for genetic editing
Seniors Academy lecture series winter term 2023/24 at MPI-CBG