Our mission – The fundamental scientific question asked at the MPI-CBG is: How do cells form tissues? To study this pivotal process, we investigate the molecular principles underlying cellular function and tissue morphogenesis. Our research program includes interdisciplinary approaches that span multiple scales of magnitude, from molecular assemblies, to organelles, cells, tissues, organs and organisms. These coordinated efforts have been bringing us closer to our ultimate goal, unraveling how organized tissue architectures emerge from complex interactions among individual molecules and cells.