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 Jun 2018

Hurray! Prasath is the newest #PhD from the Zerial lab @mpicbg. He shows off his amazing #DoktorHut after his… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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16 Jun 2018

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16 Jun 2018

Und ZACK - da ist es auch schon vorbei 🙌🏼 39.000 Besucher haben zusammen die schlauste Nacht der Nächte gefeiert. W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Jun 2018

An amazing Dresden Science Night

A fun summer night, loaded with science

11 Jun 2018

Coding in the sun

Second #DaisLearnathon2018 at the Center for Systems Biology Dresden

30 May 2018

Funding for Women in Science

FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE award for Anne Wuttke

27 Apr 2018

Senior citizens, school girls, and systems biology

Participation in Seniorenakademie and Girls’ Day

Aug 12 – Aug 15

16:00 / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference

Conference

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference