Dresden Science Night 2021

550 researchers from all over the world at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) are almost always in action - not only for the Dresden Science Night (Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) on July 9, 2021, but especially then and this year with a digital program!

In two videos we will show you a part of our research. They will be published on this page at 6 pm on July 9, 2021, and you will be able to watch them whenever you have time. 

We would have loved to welcome you in person this year, but this makes us look forward to the next year with you even more!

Virtual Program

Full program of the Dresden Science Night:

Available Videos of the MPI-CBG on July 9, 2021, 6pm:

And then there was light!

Discover the exciting biochemistry behind light and fluorescence in this demonstration. We will make a lamp from bacteria, show you how fireflies brighten their nights, and you can hear how a jellyfish-disco led to a Nobel Prize!

Presentation by Dr. Eric Geertsma


Flashback Dresden Science Night 2019

Watch our Dresden Science Night (Dresdner Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) Flashback from the year 2019. We hope to welcome everyone again at the MPI-CBG in 2022!

Wonderous miniature pancreas

Learn about miniature organ models (organoids) in this clip! The research group around MPI-CBG director Dr. Anne Grapin-Botton developed a 3D method to grow pancreas organoids from stem cells. This model is used to understand how genes predispose to diabetes and may help find new therapeutic avenues for treating diabetes. Watch Anne and her PhD student Rashmiparvathi Keshara, talking about their research goals and the life as a scientist.