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 Mar 2021

For a broader scientific scope: Two Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen become one – our institute will merge with the MPI for Experimental Medicine #MPIEM to bring together natural science and basic medical research. mpibpc.mpg.de/17694566/pr_21… @maxplanckpress @thegoecampus

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10 May 2021

📢Our Optical Nanoscopy Department is looking for PhD students in the fields of optical and molecular physics and biophysical chemistry. You want to work with #Nobel Laureate @Stefan_W_Hell to analyze molecular systems at highest resolution? Apply now! mr.mpg.de/career/job_boa…

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11 May 2021

Building consensus on definition and nomenclature of hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary organoids - publication in @CellStemCell by @UtrechtUni @erasmusmcintl with contribution from Meritxell Huch @mpicbg. cell.com/cell-stem-cell…

11 May 2021

Why dive into #protocell research? @EtnProtomet PhD student @mibetterelli @Elvesys enjoys using #interdisciplinaryscience to answer #originoflife questions. Join the (virtual) #DDSSPC summer school @mpicbg in #coacervates & #vesicles 5-8 July! indico.mpi-cbg.de/event/239/

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10 May 2021

What a great lab to do your phD or postdoc!!! 👇👇👇 twitter.com/z_hvas/status/…

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10 May 2021

Happy and proud to announce that I will start my group @humantechnopole Unraveling the secrets of brain development and evolution using advanced robotics #stemcellsmeetrobotics #brainevolution #braindevelopment #scienceunderthemadunina

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10 May 2021

Absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of three new Group Leaders in the Centre for #Neurogenomics @humantechnopole /1

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10 May 2021

Warmest congrats to @r_piscitel from @eaton_lab @mpicbg after successfully defending her thesis on #cellpolarity and #tissuemechanics in #drosophila Friday. A #summacumlaude no less! Well done, Romina! 🎉 #doktorhut

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7 May 2021

Yaay!! #phdone Congratulations to @r_piscitel for successfully defending her thesis today ! We are really proud of you @mpicbg .

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7 May 2021

Unsere neue Podcast-Serie #AchMensch ist gestartet. Simone Kühn spricht darüber, wie Wälder, Architektur und das Leben auf der Neumayer-Station das #Gehirn verändern. Wir freuen uns über Euer Abo & Feedback auf Spotify, Deezer, Google & Apple #Podcasts 🎧🙏spoti.fi/33kHDNk

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7 May 2021

Do you know a star PhD student or recent graduate in molecular #lifesciences that deserves recognition? The International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Research in Molecular Life Sciences is inviting nominations in its 2021 call! 👉🏼 imp.ac.at/birnstiel-award

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7 May 2021

Are you an MPG scientist interested in expanding your skills in Writing & Publishing, Effective Collaboration, Managing Data or Science Communication? Then learn at bit.ly/NatMaCl how you can access Nature Masterclass online courses through #PlanckAcademy @MPGpostdocnet

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7 May 2021

Signs of spring @mpicbg.

5 May 2021

We are hiring a postdoc to study txn factor clustering, gene movement, and all things related, in a developing embryo! @ERC_Research @cig_unil #transcription #chromatin #zebrafish #phaseseparation #postdocposition. DM with questions, apply below. career5.successfactors.eu/career?career%…

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6 May 2021

Wieland Hunter @mpicbg and coworkers show that #neocortex expansion upon transgenic expression of human #cognition-linked #ARHGAP11B persists into adulthood and is associated with increased memory flexibility in mice embopress.org/doi/10.15252/e…

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2 May 2021

For Meritxell Huch, the establishment of organoids is opening up opportunities for biomedical research applications from cellular sources for cell therapy or transplantation to drug screening platforms for personalized medicine #NBTat25 go.nature.com/3bLEprk

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3 May 2021

We are hiring and offer an exciting opportunity to join our #Scionics team on the #Dresden research campus as Senior BioImage Analyst (scionics.com/jobs.html#SBIA) @NEUBIAS_COST @denbiOffice @EuroBioImaging @BioDIP_Dresden @BioImagingUK @GerBI_GMB @MPBioImagingNet #BioImageAnalysis

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30 Apr 2021

Stefan Golfier wins the FameLab Germany 2021

MPI-CBG PhD student in first place in world’s leading science communication competition

27 Apr 2021

Marino Zerial elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

MPI-CBG director becomes International Honorary Member of one of the oldest learned societies in the United States.

26 Apr 2021

Otto Hahn Medal for Milena Schuhmacher

Award of the Max Planck Society for gifted young researchers

23 Mar 2021

Start of the first DRESDEN-concept Research Group

Dr. Rita Mateus joins the Dresden research community with her research on organ growth and structural colors.