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.

19 Oct 2018

"Mitotic spindle: From living and synthetic systems to theory" will take place from 24th-27th of March, 2019 in Spl……

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24 Mar 2019

Don’t miss @janbrugues in Split on Wednesday talking about how can we understand the spindle as a composite of two……

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23 Mar 2019

The past few weeks at the Alberti lab at the @mpicbg was one of the best scientific visits I've ever had. Very insp……

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21 Mar 2019

ICYMI: A team of researchers have developed an open-source system for imaging biological samples built with LEGO pa……

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22 Mar 2019

New computational tools for biological questions

6th Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology

9 Mar 2019

Three at a stroke

TU Dresden awards “TUD Young Investigator” status to MPI-CBG group leaders

5 Mar 2019

Launch of Dewpoint Therapeutics with $60 million financing

MPI-CBG and Whitehead Institute spin-off will focus on protein droplets linked to disease

18 Feb 2019

Adding Biophysics to the Mix

Interview with Stephan Grill, new director at the MPI-CBG

Mar 28

13:30 - 16:00 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Girls' Day

How to become a scientist?

Girls' Day

Jul 11

9:20 - 10:50 / Toepler-Bau,  Mommsenstr. 12, Hörsaal 317

Senior's Academy

Genetic basics of brain size

Senior's Academy

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Senior's Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Senior's Academy