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.

23 Sep 2021

Morning sun ☀️ @mpicbg.

22 Sep 2021

Too hot? Too cold? Temperature controls formation and dissolution of membraneless droplets in the roundworm C.elegans. Latest publication @HymanLab @WebersGroup & Jülicher group #mpipks in @PNASNews, first author Anatol Fritsch. @csbdresden @PoLDresden mpi-cbg.de/news-events/la…

21 Sep 2021

Big news today! We are super excited to share this information. @IbrahimCisse_ joins @mpi_ie/@maxplanckpress as our new Director. He will head the new department of Biological Physics. Learn more about the research in the @Cisse_lab here: ie-freiburg.mpg.de/5628207/2021_0…

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22 Sep 2021

⏱️𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐜𝐭 𝟒! Apply now to the @EMBOevents #Workshop "From molecules to organisms: An integrative view of cell biology" organized by Marino @ZerialLab @mpicbg & Catherine #Rabouille @_Hubrecht! #cellbiology 🔗tinyurl.com/EMBOcellbio2022

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20 Sep 2021

With a big 🥁🥁🥁, please welcome @zoccolermarcelo in the #BioImageAnalysis #BiAPoL group at @PoLDresden 🎉 (and physically also at @csbdresden 😁) Fantastic to have you on board Marcelo! Looking forward to push pixel together 🔬🖥️🚀 twitter.com/zoccolermarcel…

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22 Sep 2021

Managing director @mpicbg Tony Hyman @HymanLab will give a talk @MRC_LMB on October 19th. twitter.com/MRC_LMB/status…

21 Sep 2021

It's #LabWasteDay today, set up by the #eLifeAmbassadors @eLifeCommunity. The @mpicbg Antibody Facility weighed their lab waste today. At the @mpicbg and the @csbdresden, we set up a sustainability group to create ideas on how to reduce waste. #SustainableScience

10 Sep 2021

#LabWasteDay is coming up on September 21! Set up by the #eLifeAmbassadors, the event seeks to raise awareness about the amount of plastic waste generated in labs, and share ideas on how it could be reduced ♻️ Find out more and how to get involved in the thread below ⬇️ 🧵

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20 Sep 2021

🗓️Note this weeks #CSSonAgeing with Meritxell Huch from @mpicbg ▶️Talk: ‘Liver and pancreas #organoids; their application to the study of tissue regeneration and disease' Hosted by Chrysa Nikopoulou @ChrysaNikop ▶️age.mpg.de/public-relatio… @CECAD_

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20 Sep 2021

Ever wondered how an actomyosin cortex is made for the first time? Who would have thought that it involves thousands of cortical #condensates that undergo a bulk analogue of a dynamic instability? #NewRegimeOfBiochemistry biorxiv.org/content/10.110… @mpicbg @PoLDresden

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20 Sep 2021

We are looking for a trainee as biology lab technician from August 20, 2022. Please apply until October 31, 2021 and work in a team with our scientists! We are looking forward to applications of any background. Job ad in German: mpi-cbg.de/en/education-c…

17 Sep 2021

Neurosciences session continues at #ccpconf2021 with @mpicbg Wieland Huttner talking about genetics of brain development in human evolution

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16 Sep 2021

📢Spindle week coming up at Cell Size and growth 🚨 Join us next Tuesday (21st September) to hear about how the mitotic spindle scales its size. Talks from @janbrugues (@mpicbg) and @TobiasKletter (@SimoneReber's lab, @HumboldtUni). Registration: eepurl.com/g_lXG9

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14 Sep 2021

Our very own @surimk92 doing a great job defending his #phd thesis @imprs_mpicbg to a panel of reviewers! Great work @tudresden_de @Sca_DS @csbdresden @mpicbg

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15 Sep 2021

Can lipids be biomarkers for fatty liver diseases? @earlgrey_addict and @TimTheRose will talk at the ILS conf about our just published lipidome biopsy screen of 365 patients. @LabShevchenko @CoskunPLID @TU_Muenchen @LipiTum @mpicbg #TeamMassSpec ils2021.org

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15 Sep 2021

Dresden isst Bunt - A banquet for everyone!! What a wonderful evening!! Thanks to our @digsbb predocs, GLs, and postdocs on campus for their delicious meals and cultural exchange. Dresden is indeed colorful @tudresden_de @PLID_Info @BIOTEC_TUD @CRTDpress @BCUBE_TUDresden @mpicbg

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15 Sep 2021

Great talk by Ekaterina Osipova at #EMBOEvolAnimalGenomes on gene losses in hummingbirds and metabolic adaptation. @mpicbg @LOEWE_TBG twitter.com/CedricFeschott…

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15 Sep 2021

Opto-fluidic positioning of particles with 25nm precision. Unlike optical tweezers, this works with any material and without laser exposure. Work by fantastic master student, Elena Erben. osapublishing.org/oe/fulltext.cf… Join us for similar projects @mpicbg nature.com/naturecareers/…

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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