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.

18 Jan 2018

The DIPP School Project “Science goes to school” went to the Dreikönigsschule for the first time. The 10-graders we……

17 Jan 2018

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." This bright moment between two snowsto……

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

17 Jan 2018

New #drosophila paper from the lab of @mpicbg director Elisabeth Knust.…

17 Jan 2018

University - What's next? Presentation in @CRTDpress on successfully entering working life, with special focus on……

10 Jan 2018

A Potential new therapy for Parkinson’s disease?

Brochure and Website with background information

21 Dec 2017

Season's coding at #hackdd17

Hackathon on Fiji & KNIME Image Processing

10 Nov 2017

What distinguishes living from non-living organisms?

Johannes Jäger joins Guest Program at CSBD

23 Oct 2017

The eye in the focus

9th Retina Information Day