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.

26 Sep 2018

@nizzle_fe_shizz @andereLampe For sure! We love doughnuts 🍩!

25 Sep 2018

Dr. Peter Gruss, OIST President explains how OIST contributes to Japan's future. Read his complete interview publis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

26 Sep 2018

Visit in Japan: @TheGeneMyers, director @mpicbg & @csbdresden, held a talk @OISTedu about his research. twitter.com/oistedu/status…

25 Sep 2018

Happy to host some curious kids and "die Maus" on #MausTüröffnertag2018! On 3 Oct we will open our 3-D virtual real… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

13 Sep 2018

International Vertebrate Genomes Project releases first 15 new genomes

Max Planck Society supports projects for high quality reference genomes

11 Sep 2018

Saxon Order of Merit for Professor Wieland Huttner

Highest award of the Free State of Saxony for the successful development of Dresden as a location for science

4 Sep 2018

Free Floating

MPI-CBG as “Place of Togetherness” presented air-acrobatic performance

3 Sep 2018

New director for Dresden Max Planck Institute

Anne Grapin-Botton enriches the Dresden science community with her research on miniature organs