How do cells form tissues?

We want to understand how cells form tissues and how these tissues develop into complex organisms.

Decoding Diversity

We want to understand the molecular principles underlying the development of organisms and how they brought about diversity.

Going into the unknown

We develop new technologies that make the invisible visible and simulate biological processes to understand life.

What makes cells tick?

We want to understand how cells function in detail, how they communicate, and how they organize intracellular exchange.

We are the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)

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.

16 Jul 2019

Thank you to @mpicbg for this moving tribute to Suzanne Eaton from her friends & family. 'My memory will be of.. a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Jul 2019

Next up is @GaiaPigino from @mpicbg telling us about #CLEM and #cryoEM studies of cilia. #CrickEM2019 pic.twitter.com/ZUw5TV67Ch

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Jul 2019

Read about a potential 5K run organized in memory of Suzanne Eaton #ascbembo19. Wonderful idea and I am in to gathe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Jul 2019

@PavelTomancak Thank you for contributing this wonderful statement.

10 Jul 2019

Statement on the tragic demise of Suzanne Eaton

MPI-CBG and TU Dresden scientist found dead

8 Jul 2019

Updates on Suzanne Eaton’s Disappearance

Scientist gone missing in Crete

3 Jul 2019

Not too hot to code

Third #DAISLearnathon2019 at CSBD

1 Jul 2019

White roses for Marwa El-Sherbini

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of her death

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Seniors' Academy

Sep 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

How can learning algorithms detect invisible content in microscopic images and make it visible?

Seniors' Academy

Sep 27 – Sep 30

/ MPI-CBG

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease

The EMBO workshop on “Lipid function in health and disease” will take place from September 27-30 at the MPI-CBG.

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease