• We are innovative

  • We are bridging scales

  • We are training outstanding young academics

  • We are sharing resources

  • We are international

  • We are collaborators

We are the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)

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.

8 Jun 2017

Understanding Network Complexity

New Research Group Leader

7 Jun 2017

Dresden Science Night

A fun summer night with loads of science

31 May 2017

Inauguration of the Center for Systems Biology Dresden

Where Computer Science and Physics meet Biology

28 May 2017

A biological hydrotrope

ATP seems to be more than just an energy source

11 May 2017

Making the invisible visible

Science Café on microscopy and image analysis

24 Jun 2017

Big thank you to @florianjug for pulling of a fantastic #FijiLearnathon. I feel lucky and proud that @mpicbg managed to recruit him.

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22 Jun 2017

@herrsaalfeld true, does not make sense in English - it's used in German job ads to emphasize gender neutrality

22 Jun 2017

We are searching for a Light Microscopy Imaging Specialist (m/f) to become part of our imaging specialists team: mpi-cbg.de/education-care…

21 Jun 2017

Some nice tips from @zechnerc at the @mpicbg Postdoc retreat! pic.twitter.com/PKbtAlyDwJ

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