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.

18 Nov 2021

Tony Hyman and Kai Simons included in the 2021 list of the “Global Highly Cited Researchers”

Two MPI-CBG researchers and 70 Max Planck researchers are amongst 6,600 international researchers on the "Global Highly Cited Researchers" list...

20 Oct 2021

TU Dresden awards Kai Simons with Badge of Honour

Recognition of outstanding individual achievements for the benefit of the TU Dresden

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