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.

28 Oct 2020

Basal radial glia are morphologically reminiscent of jellyfish, featured on the cover of the latest issue of @TrendsNeuro. In our Opinion, Wieland Huttner and I discuss the role of basal progenitor morphology for neocortex evolution. @mpicbg @humantechnopole twitter.com/TrendsNeuro/st…

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26 Oct 2020

CMCB welcomes the new Rector @tudresden_de ! Prof. Schlierf @Schlierf_Lab gave a quick tour of B CUBE and @James_Saenz managed to interest Rector with membrane biology, talking about why membranes are crucial to life. Thank you for a lovely visit!

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26 Oct 2020

And another example of how #QPI gives new quantitative insight into important biological processes. #phaseseparation #llps @KyoohyunK @brugueslab @HymanLab @mpicbg @MPI_Light @BIOTEC_TUD twitter.com/biorxiv_biophy…

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27 Oct 2020

Rhodopsin reduction results in abnormal rhabdomere extension. From a study by Hebbar, Knust et al. @mpicbg titled: Hydroxylated sphingolipid biosynthesis regulates photoreceptor apical domain morphogenesis. bit.ly/3iUaCgp #Genetics #Membrane #LipidBiology

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26 Oct 2020

@mpicbg report a novel role of the happiness neurotransmitter serotonin - to act cell-extrinsically as a growth factor for basal progenitors in the developing human, but not mouse, neocortex. technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/n…

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23 Oct 2020

Latest work from lab: Ivona Mateska together with collaborators from the University Clinic @tudresden_de explore the mechanisms of SHH signalling in adrenal glands. @NatalieADye @mpicbg @BIOTEC_TUD rupress.org/jcb/article/21…

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23 Oct 2020

@MihailSarov Gorgeous!! Beautiful photo @MihailSarov !

23 Oct 2020

You wish you worked here, right?

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23 Oct 2020

Ivona Mateska @mpicbg and colleagues describe a mechanism restricting the range of SHH pathway activation in adrenal gland to cells with ARL13B-positive primary cilia that are in physical contact with SHH-producing cells. bit.ly/3kp27vf

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23 Oct 2020

🧑‍💻 The #CASUS department of #SystemsBiology is looking for 👇 🧑‍🎓 PhD Student Position (f/m/d): Combining Human and Computer Superpowers for Interactive AR/VR/XR Data Analysis in Systems Biology ✅ Apply: bit.ly/3kolnsS #Joboffer #Goerlitz #LSFM #VR #MachineLearning

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21 Oct 2020

Wondering who is one of the authors of this beautiful Light sheet microscopy image of a zebrafish embryo during gastrulation on @naturemethods? Well, EMBL scientist @gopishah01, project manager of the Mesoscopic Imaging Facility at EMBL Barcelona. 🙌 nature.com/articles/s4159…

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21 Oct 2020

Our new physics postdoc in the @brugueslab, @mpicbg making Xenpous extract. It's her first time working with a biological system. Love how this place brings together people from different disciplines.

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21 Oct 2020

Congratulations @juroscito and co. Great work powered by the interdisciplinary @mpicbg environment and the amazing facilities we are so lucky to have. twitter.com/hillermich/sta…

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21 Oct 2020

Using #CRISPR-Cas9 to replace the mouse seq of a lens repressor element by the heavily-mutated seq of blind mole rat upregulates the lens gene TDRD7 -> loss of repressor fct. But protein levels are buffered. Great work by @juroscito and @mpicbg facilities. doi.org/10.1093/molbev…

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20 Oct 2020

Scientists have recorded the shortest measurement of time in history: 247 zeptoseconds!🥳That's the time it takes for a #photon to cross a hydrogen molecule. *Note: one #zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second😮 cosmosmagazine.com/science/physic… @goetheuni @desy @fhi_mpg_de

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20 Oct 2020

Hydroxylated sphingolipid biosynthesis regulates photoreceptor apical domain morphogenesis, say Sarita Hebbar, Elisabeth Knust and colleagues @mpicbg bit.ly/3iUaCgp #Genetics #Membrane #LipidBiology #Drosophila

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20 Oct 2020

🍂 Golden October day @mpicbg. 🍁

20 Oct 2020

"Creativity is combining facts no one else has connected before." Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, whose birthday is today, was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her studies on fruit flies. Discover more about her life and work: bit.ly/2WYTSda

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12 Oct 2020

How will we live in the future?

Opening of the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition in front of the Dresden Kulturpalast

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