How cells form tissues has been the primary question driving research at the MPI-CBG since its inception. The common research principle of our groups at the MPI-CBG is to dissect fundamental cellular functions and to identify their generalizability and uniqueness in development and evolution that result in diverse and distinct tissues and organisms. Our research program spans the scales from molecules to organisms and continuously evolves new angles that reflect the vibrant and evolving landscape comprising our research groups. Importantly, the various research activities in the different research groups create a collaborative environment, where interdisciplinary efforts come together to address common research questions.
A key part of the MPI-CBG’s research strategy is to provide all researchers with state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology, assisted by experienced central scientific services and facilities. These facilities are also involved in the development and optimization of new technologies tailored to specific research projects.