• We are innovative

  • We are bridging scales

  • We are training outstanding young academics

  • We are sharing resources

  • We are international

  • We are collaborators

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

We do pioneering work in the field of basic research: 500 curiosity-driven scientists representing 50 nationalities work at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden and ask: How do cells form tissues? The cross-disciplinary research program brings together people from different parts of the world and from a wide variety of backgrounds and creates a vibrant working environment and an exciting atmosphere.

In 2009, The Scientist voted the MPI-CBG the number one place in the world in academia, and also ranked it the number one place in the world to do a postdoc. The institute was named the "Most family-friendly company in Dresden" in 2012.

The MPI-CBG is part of DRESDEN-concept, a research alliance of Dresden University of Technology together with the four major German research institutions – Max Planck, Helmholtz, Fraunhofer, and Leibniz – aimed at the development and use of synergies in research, education, infrastructure, and administration.

20 Mar 2017

Elucidating the molecular logic of membrane-less compartments

Prestigious HFSP Program Grant to MPI-CBG Group Leader

17 Mar 2017

Solid or liquid?

Science Café on phase transition

3 Mar 2017

Girls Day 2017

What is it like to be a scientist?

20 Jan 2017

Learning from Mistakes

The F*CK UP Science Café

20 Jan 2017

German-Indian Postdoc Experience

New Joint Postdoctoral Program

22 Mar 2017

Amazing talk by Jack Szostak, Nobel laureate for work on telomeres, about the origin of cellular life at @mpicbg pic.twitter.com/IkNjeH0FhP

Retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

22 Mar 2017

Happening now: Crowded auditorium for talk of Jack Szostak @HHMINEWS @harvardmed who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for P… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

21 Mar 2017

Computer prediction of liver fluid dynamics. An @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @cfaed_TUD collaboration! cell.com/action/showIma…

Retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

21 Mar 2017

Here are our 3 experts for tonight Christoph, Carsten, and Titus! #sciencecafe pic.twitter.com/nVRrzOK8Gj

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28 Mar 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Microscopy and Virtual Reality

Talk by Ulrik Günther

27 Apr 2017 / 10:00 / MPI-CBG

Girls Day

What is it like to be a scientist?

10 May 2017 / 17:00 / MPI-CBG

Juniordoktor: Eye Evolution

Seminar and hands-on experiment

16 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Transcription Factors

Talk by Mate Palfy

23 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: The Epigenome

Talk by Dr. Mareike Albert

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