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.

24 Nov 2020

We are live at our booth at the Virtual Career Fair until 12pm today! Get in touch and find out about career options at the intersection of physics, computerscience, and biology @csbdresden! @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @tudresden_de @TudCms #MPIPKS ubivent.com/register/STEM-… twitter.com/csbdresden/sta…

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19 Nov 2020

I’m a male scientist. My first mentor as a budding scientist was the wonderful Eli Knust @mpicbg. My mentor as a starting faculty member was the amazing Joanne Chory @salkinstitute. My research wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today without these two women. twitter.com/watermicrobe/s…

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19 Nov 2020

Happy to announce the first Spotlight lecture with Akanksha Jain, formerly at @mpicbg and currently at @ETH_en. She will present her recent @NatureComms paper go.nature.com/2KpmbR9🗓️Nov. 24th, 3PM CET. Stay tuned for the Zoom link!

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16 Nov 2020

The smallest known annelid genome🪱! Tiny, but tidy and more conservative than expected. Great collab w/ @bc_vellutini @Ferdix @vivy_cetra @ncvetesic @Allan_littlecar @mirimiam @BorisLenhard @kworsaae @Hejnol_Lab et al. In memory of @jlgomska Read it here: rdcu.be/caRj9

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14 Nov 2020

@tudresden_de @saechsischeDE Das @DRESDEN_concept Genom Center ist ein gemeinsames Sequenzierzentrum @tudresden_de und @mpicbg sowie eines von vier @dfg_public geförderten deutschen Kompetenzzentren für Next Generation Sequencing #NGSCC

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13 Nov 2020

Forscher:innen am @CRTDpress der #TUDresden versuchen mit Hilfe hochmoderner Sequenzierer die RNA 🧬 des #Corona-Virus zu entschlüsseln. Damit lassen sich die Herkunft des Virus, unterschiedliche Formen & neue Therapien herausfinden. Mehr @saechsischeDE ⬇️ saechsische.de/anzeige/das-vi…

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16 Nov 2020

Growing Bigger Brains for Monkey’s Using Human Genes 🧠🐒🧬 For the first time, researchers @mpicbg have used the same gene, ARHGAP11B, to grow a larger monkey brain. More at BasicBiotech.com Source: @ScienceMagazine First Author: Michael Heide #biotech #biology

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18 Nov 2020

📣 New from @CellStemCell Dr. Germán Belenguer from @mpicbg & @UV_EG shows that peripherally induced inflammation promotes a transient activation of primed #NeuralStemCells mediated by tumor necrosis factor α acting through its receptor. 📚 bit.ly/2UOwPD7?

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17 Nov 2020

These international top researchers were selected for the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Germany! @FrezzaLab @hermansgroup @huiskenlab @angelaschoellig @aimeevanrobot #AvHProfessor humboldt-foundation.de/en/explore/new…

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19 Nov 2020

@huiskenlab @AvHStiftung Super! Congratulations!

17 Nov 2020

It is a great honor to receive the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2021 @AvHStiftung. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this success. twitter.com/AvHStiftung/st…

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19 Nov 2020

.@mpicbg alumnus Jan Huisken @huiskenlab received a @AvHStiftung Professorship @uniGoettingen. Congratulations! 🎉 welt.de/regionales/nie…

13 Nov 2020

These two #TLMdX State-of-the-Art Lectures today at 10 am EST will provide expert insight into modern #hepatology. @mpicbg @UCSFHospitals #LiverMtg20 #LiverTwitter @AASLDtweets ow.ly/nQGk30rjRwk

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13 Nov 2020

Merritxell Huch from @mpicbg delivering thec Hans Popper Basic Science State of the art lecture. Hepatocyte and #biliary #organoid models to uncover #liver regeneration mechanisms (key role of Tet1) and tumor organoids to study cancers. @AASLDtweets #TLMdX #LiverTwitter

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13 Nov 2020

Woohoo!! Many congratulations to Yiannis for successfully defending his thesis!! We shall keep the celebrations on hold for the time being. @imprs_mpicbg @mpicbg

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13 Nov 2020

Team work for tissue growth: Publication by Stephanie Spannl @eaton_lab @NatalieADye @mpicbg in the @embojournal. With contribution of @nadlerlab @Venky2013mpi mpi-cbg.de/en/news-events…

5 Nov 2020

2021 HFSP Nakasone Award for Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne

Award for discovery phase-separated macromolecule condensates

12 Oct 2020

How will we live in the future?

Opening of the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition in front of the Dresden Kulturpalast

8 Sep 2020

Cooperative Professorship at Senckenberg Society and Goethe University for Michael Hiller

MPI-CBG Alumnus strengthens Frankfurt Biodiversity Research

3 Sep 2020

Energetics of Biological Systems

Future MPI-CBG research group leader Jonathan Rodenfels receives ERC Starting Grant