How do cells form tissues?

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

MPI-CBG remembers Suzanne Eaton

Remembering Suzanne

Collected tributes to the life and legacy of Suzanne Eaton from family, friends and colleagues.

Remembering Suzanne

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.

  • Better diagnosis with 3D model of human liver tissue

    Dresden researchers create geometrical and functional liver model for improved diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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  • Fast, faster, CLIJ

    Novel software toolkit enables imaging processing at unprecedented speed

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  • Traffic guidance system of the cell membrane

    Polarity protein Crumbs regulates intracellular membrane trafficking.

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  • How cells stick together tightly

    Dresden researchers uncover self-organization of tight junctions, the glue between cells.

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  • Regeneration mechanism provides potential target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

    Meritxell Huch from the University of Cambridge, now research group leader at the MPI-CBG, and colleagues uncovered a novel molecular mechanism

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  • Less is more - Shedding genes for a new life in water

    Genes lost in whales and dolphins helped adapting to an aquatic environment.

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  • Protective protein islands for the cytoskeleton

    Tau proteins form a protective layer around microtubules

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6 Dec 2019

Wondering how chiral actomyosin flows reposition cells in early development? Come by my poster B791 on Sunday!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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6 Dec 2019

#FLUCS probes functional material properties of condensates in-vivo. Fantastic collaboration with @JWoodruffLabtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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5 Dec 2019

A big shout out to the incomparable @MPI_CBG_LMF ! None of the imaging would be possible without their ever present… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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3 Dec 2019

Eugene Myers receives Milner Medal from the Royal Society

Award for outstanding achievement in computer science

27 Nov 2019

It’s a BLAST... Mastering Genomics

Symposium on the occasion of Gene Myers’ 65th birthday

11 Nov 2019

Spotlight on the eye: Bridging basic research, therapeutic application and self-help

11th Retina Information Day

18 Oct 2019

Aerial Acrobatic Performance

Art event in the MPI-CBG as part of Dresden’s application for Capital of Culture 2025

Jan 14

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

How cells control their shape

Senior's Academy

Feb 11

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

Super-Resolution Microscopy: Optical Nanometer Resolution in Biology

Senior's Academy

Feb 13

9:20 - 10:50 / Toepler-Bau,  Mommsenstr. 12, Hörsaal 317

Senior's Academy

Genetic basics of brain size

Senior's Academy