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.

21 Sep 2017

Great turnout from @mpicbg & @tudresden_de #lifescience PhD students for this "Pizza Science & Beyond" #chalktalk!……

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20 Sep 2017

Amazing talk by Felix from Buchholz lab @Medizin_TUD discussing engineered #Recombinases for therapy.…

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20 Sep 2017

Teaming project between #IMG in Prague & @mpicbg in Dresden started with a Kick-off meeting in the new #CSBD buildi……

19 Sep 2017

Mit dem Rad zum @mpicbg und fürs @STADTRADELN nebenbei Kilometer gesammelt. Und ausnahmsweise mal Fotos gemacht.…

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8 Sep 2017

Spotlight on lipids and the brain

André Nadler and Barbara Treutlein receive ERC Starting Grants

7 Sep 2017

Cell biologist Anthony Hyman receives Schleiden Medal from the Leopoldina

Award for outstanding scientific work in the field of cell biology

16 Aug 2017

Bootcamp on the toolbox of internet giants

Highlight: Mini-Workshop by Google on 24th August 2017

18 Jul 2017

A Home for Enzymes

Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship for Ceciel Jegers