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.

15 Jun 2019

Welcome @BuchholzLab_TUD to Twitter. Genome engineers par excellence. Famous particularly for designer nucleases to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

14 Jun 2019

All set up and ready to go for the long night of science. (Also, this is our first tweet:) #LNdWDD #Sciencenighttwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

14 Jun 2019

Testing the new built #Foldscopes! Join the team @CRTDpress. 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬 #LNdWDD @tudresden_de @BIOTEC_TUDtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Jun 2019

The @tablerlab in action at #lndwdd showing skull cell bones and explaining how a skull develops. pic.twitter.com/Slk92Gjvdv

7 Jun 2019

Marino Zerial elected member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

MPI-CBG director member of prestigious institute

6 Jun 2019

Dresden eats colorful!

MPI-CBG and CSBD attend 'Banquet for Everyone'

15 May 2019

Annual Career Symposium 2019

Ever considered a career outside of academia?

13 May 2019

The Invention of the Future

Exhibition in the Japanische Palais Dresden with participation of the MPI-CBG

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Seniors' Academy

Sep 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

How can learning algorithms detect invisible content in microscopic images and make it visible?

Seniors' Academy

Sep 27 – Sep 30

/ MPI-CBG

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease

The EMBO workshop on “Lipid function in health and disease” will take place from September 27-30 at the MPI-CBG.

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease