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  • 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.

21 Apr 2017

Yin and yang during development

How competition for DNA binding regulates transcription

20 Apr 2017

March for Science

A global movement for science

12 Apr 2017

What makes worms grow and develop

Researchers find a new class of lipids

11 Apr 2017

The cell’s quality control

How stress granules undergo a pathological transformation

4 Apr 2017

Early eye development

A tale of getting cells to the right place in time

27 Apr 2017

High-school students explored @mpicbg & Center for Systems Biology Dresden for @Der_GirlsDay visiting a virtual rea… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

27 Apr 2017

We welcome a group of high-school students for computer science #girlsday in the CSBD @tudresden_de @cfaed_TUD @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

26 Apr 2017

Fiji Developer Training in Dresden (18.06. – 24.06.) powered by @florianjug @PavelTomancak @dais_bic @pietzschttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

26 Apr 2017

Awesome conference Nadine Vastenhouw @mpicbg ! We'll definitely have to have another one (closer to NZ) #EMBOmzt pic.twitter.com/xFICxQy0Hp

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10 May 2017 / 17:00 / MPI-CBG

Juniordoktor: Eye Evolution

Seminar and hands-on experiment

16 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Transcription Factors

Talk by Mate Palfy

23 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: The Epigenome

Talk by Dr. Mareike Albert