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.

  • How cells stick together tightly

    Dresden researchers uncover self-organization of tight junctions, the glue between cells.

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  • Regeneration mechanism provides potential target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

    Meritxell Huch from the University of Cambridge, now research group leader at the MPI-CBG, and colleagues uncovered a novel molecular mechanism

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  • Less is more - Shedding genes for a new life in water

    Genes lost in whales and dolphins helped adapting to an aquatic environment.

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  • Protective protein islands for the cytoskeleton

    Tau proteins form a protective layer around microtubules

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  • The Autoinjector: Robot-guided speedy needle

    New robotic platform for microinjection into single cells in brain tissue

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  • Mechanism follows form

    Cell nuclei get positioned via different mechanisms depending on tissue shape

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  • Making Nano Structures Visible with superCLEM

    New workflow combines two high-end microscopy methods

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12 Nov 2019

Exciting @science2school set-up today! We visit Berufsschulzentrum Gastgewerbe and run a #sciencecafe where the stu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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12 Nov 2019

Sirin from Russia/Lebanon and Pascal from Germany explain why they chose to do their Masters @tudresden_de.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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12 Nov 2019

Fun at the „Science Day“ today: Rahul is a postdoc @BCUBE_TUDresden and talks about his passion for motor proteins… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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11 Nov 2019

Spotlight on the eye: Bridging basic research, therapeutic application and self-help

11th Retina Information Day

18 Oct 2019

Aerial Acrobatic Performance

Art event in the MPI-CBG as part of Dresden’s application for Capital of Culture 2025

17 Oct 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week

Max Planck Society-wide event for raising the awareness of mental health

26 Sep 2019

BINDER Innovation Prize for Meri Huch

New MPI-CBG research group leader receives prize for outstanding cell biological research

Nov 16

4:00 pm / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstraße 108

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Join the Indian Assiciation Dresden in celebrating Diwali 2019 - the festival of lights at the MPI-CBG on November 16th, 4pm onwards!

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Nov 25 – Nov 26

9am - 5pm / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstraße 108

Mastering Genomes - It’s a BLAST...

a symposium on the occasion of Gene Myers's 65 birthday.

Mastering Genomes - It’s a BLAST...

Dec 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

Knowing where your head is - how to form a signal gradient?

Senior's Academy