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.

14 Oct 2021

#QBMSymposium2021 Stephan Grill @StephanGrill : "A condensate dynamic instability orchestrates oocyte actomyosin cortex activation"

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13 Oct 2021

Our work on quantitative droplet dynamics is out in eLife! We use theory and experiment to quantify molecular motion in condensates, and relate partitioning and diffusion! Thanks to @WebersGroup @DoraTang5 @BosseStefansson @CelinaLove3 and LMF @mpicbg! elifesciences.org/articles/68620

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13 Oct 2021

Head of Administration, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, Deadline 14 November eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/20…

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12 Oct 2021

SESSION I is ON 1) Alf Honigmann from @mpicbg 👨‍💼 #PhaseSeparation in the assembly of adhesion junctions #PhasAGE2021 #Conference #OpenScience #research #EUprojects #H2020

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12 Oct 2021

Had an amazing time being an @imprs_mpicbg intern at @brugueslab! Excited to end my stay by going on a retreat with an incredibly fun group. Grateful for my wonderful mentors @Vasanthanaraya1 @janbrugues and the lab for this learning opportunity - it's been a great ride ✨

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11 Oct 2021

Call for Minisymposia @PASC_Conference now open - deadline for expressions of interest Nov 13. How about some great #sysBio or #lifesciences topics? @CASUSscience @Sca_DS @tudresden_de @PoLDresden pasc22.pasc-conference.org/submission/gui…

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11 Oct 2021

I have two PhD positions available in my Group at the Francis @TheCrick Institute – looking for students excited to work at the interface of supramolecular chemistry and biomedicine! #chemjobs #ukchemjobs #chemtwitter RT appreciated! First position: tinyurl.com/az2am6et

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11 Oct 2021

Am 18. Oktober wird das #BioDiversum in Göttingen offiziell eingeweiht. Das Biotop @mpi_bpc gilt innerhalb der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft als Leuchtturmprojekt für mehr #Artenvielfalt. mpg.de/17674255/biodi… #Biodiversität

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11 Oct 2021

Join us next week at 11AM (BST) on 19th October for Tony Hyman's (@HymanLab) #LMBSeminar. Tony Hyman, from @mpicbg, will be discussing 'Biomolecular Condensates and their Implications for Physiology and Disease.' For more info click here: www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/news-and-event… #LMBZoominar

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28 Sep 2021

Do not miss the 2nd @Lipotype_GmbH webinar on Mouse #lipidomics with Christian Klose Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:00 pm by zoom @LabShevchenko @CoskunPLID @FedorovaLab #TeamMassSpec #lipids lipotype.com/lipidomics-web…

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10 Sep 2021

Dr. Maria Fedorova appointed research group leader at the Center for Membrane Biochemistry and Lipid Research tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/new… via @tudresden_de @FedorovaLab

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9 Aug 2021

MS-metabolomics Unit has arrived to @LabShevchenko! Metabolomics expert Dr. Sofia Traikov and her instrumental setup expand our multiomics expertise. Welcome, Sofia! #Waters #Metabolomics #QTOF #LabShevchenko #Multiomics #TeamMassSpec #massspec

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11 Oct 2021

Congratulations to @mpicbg alumnus Wulf on his new postition @MedUni_Wien! 🥳 twitter.com/MedUni_Wien/st…

8 Oct 2021

First time loading the gel for the #PCR in our #DNA session. There were some natural talents in the class at Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium, very impressive 👏🏻 @CoskunPLID @plid @digsbb @tudresden_de @Medizin_TUD

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8 Oct 2021

Neues Schuljahr, neues Schulprojekt! Das von mir unterstützte Projekt @science2school war heute am Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium in Dresden. Die internationalen Wissenschaftler des @mpicbg und der @tudresden_de kamen diesmal aus Syrien, Kanada, Spanien, Deutschland und Indien. 🧪🧬🧫

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8 Oct 2021

Cooperation between theorists and experimentalists: Abhinav @MOSAICgroup1 @csbdresden supports Gonzalo @Explaining #cilia research in green algae 🧪 @GaiaPigino @saechsab @tudresden_de @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg

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8 Oct 2021

New school year, new @science2school project sessions. We are so happy to be out at the schools again!! 😃 Today, we do some cool science at Romain-Romain-Gymnasium #Dresden. 🧫 🧪🧬 @mpicbg @CRTDpress @csbdresden @tudresden_de @BIOTEC_TUD @imprs_mpicbg @BCUBE_TUDresden @saechsab

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8 Oct 2021

How do algae move? Gonzalo from Spain @GaiaPigino @mpicbg shows it in the #modelorganism session. @saechsab @tudresden_de @imprs_mpicbg

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15 Sep 2021

Dining by the Goldene Reiter

5th Dresden “Gastmahl für alle” with MPI-CBG participation

6 Sep 2021

Federal Government and Free State of Saxony secure funding for CASUS until 2038

CASUS partner, including MPI-CBG, sign cooperation agreements at Open House event

27 Jul 2021

Of embryo mechanics and living foams

Otger Campàs appointed as Chair for Tissue Dynamics at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden, hosted at MPI-CBG

19 Jul 2021

Professor Anthony Hyman is a new member of the Leopoldina

Dresden cell biologist elected to the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences