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.
Prize of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine e. V. (DGKL) for Kai Simons, Andrej Shevchenko and Andreas Greinacher.
The switching of microbes between different subgroups in response to competition can stabilise ecological communities.
DRESDEN-concept Summer School Bootcamp for Physical Biology with Rob Phillips in Dresden.
World’s largest science prize for discovering a new mechanism of cellular organization.
The 2022 Awards of the German Stem Cell Network recognize outstanding stem cell researchers.
The head of the MPI-CBG transgenic core facility receives the award for a method to reduce the number of experimental animals.
Dresden research team finds that the cell cortex, a fine network of filaments below the cell membrane, is activated in a controlled way by thousands…
Researchers from Dresden uncover a greater neuron production in the frontal lobe during brain development in modern humans than Neandertals, due to…
The director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden received the Körber Prize in Hamburg's City Hall for the…