How do cells form tissues?

We want to understand how cells form tissues and how these tissues develop into complex organisms.

MPI-CBG remembers Suzanne Eaton

Remembering Suzanne

Collected tributes to the life and legacy of Suzanne Eaton from family, friends and colleagues.

Remembering Suzanne

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.

25 Sep 2020

"How Neanderthals lost their Y chromosome" - Article by @evolutionscribe on a recent paper by @MPI_EVA_Leipzig researchers @fleventy5, @jfkelso & colleagues. Via: @NewsfromScience sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/h…

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24 Sep 2020

The last piece of the puzzle: Y chromosomes of #Neandertals and #Denisovans now sequenced. New paper by @MPI_EVA_Leipzig researchers @fleventy5, @jfkelso & colleagues just published in @ScienceMagazine. More: bit.ly/3053iYu & science.sciencemag.org/content/369/65…

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25 Sep 2020

🦇We extended our abstract submission deadline to September 28! 🎉🦇 Come join #Bat1K at the free and online Biodiversity Genomics 2020 @SangerToL. Abstract submission info: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI… Please retweet @_BCT_ @BatConIntl @BatConservancy @PacBio @csbdresden twitter.com/bat1kgenomes/s…

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23 Sep 2020

"Fast Fluorescence Microscopy with Light Sheets:" doi.org/10.1086/689588 by @Daetwyler_St & @spim @mpicbg (4/9) 📸 Applications of light sheet microscopes range from subcellular processes to development of whole organisms.

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23 Sep 2020

Call for Applications 2020/2021: We offer junior researchers again the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Application deadline is October 22, 2020 bit.ly/300By7n #sciencecareer #MPRGL

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21 Sep 2020

New episode as promised from @MPPhdnetPodcast This week our host @OswaldsMom talks to @HymanLab about a Career in Academia, and how he founded not one but two BioTech companies. Learn all about it here 👇 #Careers #BioTech #phdlife anchor.fm/max-planck-phd…

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22 Sep 2020

👉 Meet @CASUSscience at the @helmholtz_de #DataScience Career Day, check our open positions for #PhD and #Postoctoral Researchers in various interdisciplinary fields and talk with our scientists! Information and registration here: bit.ly/2ZRK1cX

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21 Sep 2020

One more week left to apply for a junior research group leader position (with tenure track!) @CRTDpress. Come and join us in Dresden! twitter.com/CRTDpress/stat…

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22 Sep 2020

Happy to announce the DIPP Career Day 2020 on September 28. Congratulations to our PhD students for putting together a fantastic program for this year's Career Day. Including five alumni talks. @BCUBE_TUDresden @CRTDpress @BIOTEC_TUD @PLID_Info @mpicbg @csbdresden @tudresden_de

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21 Sep 2020

NCT/UCC #Dresden: Neubau für innovative #Krebsforschung eröffnet. Das hochmoderne Gebäude auf dem Gelände des Universitätsklinikums Carl Gustav Carus Dresden vereint Wissenschaftler, Ärzte und Patienten unter einem Dach. bit.ly/360DZLj 📷Uniklinik DD/M.Eisele/T.Albrecht

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21 Sep 2020

Heute wurde der Neubau des Nationalen Centrums für Tumorerkrankungen #Dresden (NCT/UCC) eröffnet. @_MichaelBaumann @HZDR_Dresden Thomas Rachel @BMBF_Bund @MPKretschmer @Medizin_TUD @tudresden_de #Krebsforschung #ForschenfüreinLebenohneKrebs

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18 Sep 2020

Only five more days to go until the Helmholtz Virtual Data Science Career Day. If you’re looking for positions in applied #DataScience, this fair+congress will get you in touch with your future employer 👉Register now helmholtz-hida.de/en/activities/… @helmholtz_ai @data_mar @KITKarlsruhe

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21 Sep 2020

Feierliche #Investitur: In einer halben Stunde wird Frau Professorin Ursula M. Staudinger mit einer Festveranstaltung im Auditorium maximum der #TUDresden in ihr Amt als Rektorin der Technischen Universität #Dresden eingeführt. Sei live dabei ⬇️ youtu.be/dVRvGKEfypM

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21 Sep 2020

Check out our newest preprint on how capillary forces drive DNA+protein condensation spearheaded by @thomas_quail , @StefanGolfer and other members of the lab! biorxiv.org/cgi/content/sh…#biorxiv_biophys @mpicbg @csbdresden

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17 Sep 2020

Read the interview by @mpicbg research group leader Meritxell Huch with Frankfurt-based artist Alex Thake in @charta_magazine on tissue architecture and organogenesis. Enjoy! carthamagazine.com/issue/5-1/

17 Sep 2020

Kicking-off another season of the #CMCBLifeSciencesSeminars with a talk from the wonderful @SimoneReber @IRILifeSciences @HumboldtUni. Tune in on Sep 24th at 1 pm on Zoom. Details: ow.ly/9MIl50BmZPp

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17 Sep 2020

The career fair at @iscientistconf takes place today from 5:30-7:40pm! Join our @csbdresden booth to find out about career options at our interdisciplinary center and the nearby @mpicbg! @imprs_mpicbg @tudresden_de @TudCms #WomenInSTEM #iscientist20 year2020.iscientist.de twitter.com/iscientistconf…

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16 Sep 2020

We are recruiting! The call is open for a tenure track research group leader position, jointly between @HZDR_Dresden and our Excellence Cluster @PoLDresden. More here: physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/en/career-educ… #cometoDresden @tudresden_de @DRESDEN_concept

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16 Sep 2020

The 2020 @iscientistconf on gender equality in STEM has just started! Check out their amazing program & visit the @csbdresden booth for career opportunities. We are live at the career fair on 17+18+19 Sept! #iscientist20 @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @tudresden_de year2020.iscientist.de/schedule/

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8 Sep 2020

Cooperative Professorship at Senckenberg Society and Goethe University for Michael Hiller

MPI-CBG Alumnus strengthens Frankfurt Biodiversity Research

3 Sep 2020

Energetics of Biological Systems

Future MPI-CBG research group leader Jonathan Rodenfels receives ERC Starting Grant

27 Jul 2020

Synthetic Tissue in 3D

Volkswagen Foundation grants research project on 3D tissue shapes

2 Jul 2020

Remembering Prof. Suzanne Eaton

A wonderful colleague, friend and brilliant scientist is dearly missed.