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.

4 Mar 2021

Done ! Thanks for you wishes! @eaton_lab @mpicbg

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

2 Mar 2021

We are recruiting a postdoc to work on the DD-CODE (Dresden Condensate Database and Encyclopedia) project at the @mpicbg and @csbdresden. details here: dresdencondensates.org/join-us/career…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

2 Mar 2021

⁦Organizing genetic material into pockets: How the cell nucleus structures active and inactive DNA. Publication in @NatureComms by @LennartHilbert @NVastenhouw @VasilyZaburdaev @mpicbg @csbdresden #mpipks @MPZ_PhysMed @unil @KITKarlsruhe @UniFAU mpi-cbg.de/press/press-re…

1 Mar 2021

After years of emulsions ⁦@Herming1Stephan⁩ & Weitz labs finally our own in the cell nucleus! :) ⁦@LennartHilbert⁩ ⁦@NVastenhouw⁩ ⁦@Honigmann_Lab⁩ Frank Jülicher etal ⁦@csbdresden#mpipks@mpicbg⁩ ⁦@MPZ_PhysMednature.com/articles/s4146…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

2 Mar 2021

The three Master's Programs at #CMCB @tudresden_de will open for applications in April! It's high time to learn more about the application process and all requirements! Visit ➡️ bit.ly/37OncuV for more information.

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

Transcription organizes euchromatin via microphase separation. Check out our multidisciplinary work spearheaded by @LennartHilbert and with input of many nature.com/articles/s4146… @natcomms @mpicbg @cig_unil @churli @lanoliin @Cell_Tokyo_Tech @VasilyZaburdaev @Honigmann_Lab

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

We're launching the New Venture Fellowships. In memory of Suzanne Eaton, these fellowships will help early career life scientists explore topics outside their current area to pursue a new research direction: embo.org/news/articles/…. Apply by 1 June: embo.org/funding-awards…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

New Venture Fellowship @EMBO in memory of Suzanne Eaton @eaton_lab @mpicbg. The fellowship supports young researchers from across the life sciences to enter a new field or bring a new direction to their work. mpi-cbg.de/en/news-events… twitter.com/EMBO/status/13…

1 Mar 2021

Nový ředitel konsorcia @CEITEC_Brno, evoluční biolog @PavelTomancak, 15 let vede výzkumnou skupinu na @mpicbg. Jak sám říká, síť kontaktů na aktivní vědce ve vedení předních světových organizací má obrovskou, a to je devíza, kterou chce přinést i do Brna: bit.ly/3dW4rtj

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

Postdoctoral position in Lipidomics at @mpicbg Deadline: 1 Apr. 2021 mpg.de/16413189/postd…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

#ProteinAggregation_Disease, CellularStress, and #Ageing | Biomolecular condensates at the nexus | Anthony Hyman @mpicbg @NatRevMCB buff.ly/3pZTnhl | #2021_ReCapFeb

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

Further your career and apply for this #Postdoc position in #Lipidomics at @mpicbg! 👉 ow.ly/eA0N50DyK2r #LipidBiology

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

28 Feb 2021

The cardiovascular system of a two-day-old #zebrafish embryo. Credit to Dr. Michael Weber @mpicbg. #ZebrafishZunday

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

28 Feb 2021

Want to start you own research group in #systemsBiology? Here is a rare opportunity in the vibrant interdisciplinary research institute @CASUSscience in collaboration with us @csbdresden @mpicbg @tudresden_de and with very attractive package! hzdr.de/db/!ContMan.Ex…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

25 Feb 2021

@NatRevMCB FOCUS on #LiquidLiquidPhaseSeparation A fantastic #Review by Tony Hyman and Simon Alberti on cellular regulation of #biomolecularcondensates and how it goes awry in disease @HymanLab @tudresden_de @mpicbg @BIOTEC_TUD go.nature.com/3iZOGCa Now FREE for 1 month

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

24 Feb 2021

Congratulations to Ceciel for her very successful PhD defense @tudresden_de during COVID times! Ceciel is a joined student of our and Simon Alberti's lab @BIOTEC_TUD working on the Ded1 helicase. All the best for your future Ceciel, and great hat ;-) @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

24 Feb 2021

Overwhelmed... Today I was promoted to become chair of physiology @tudresden_de next year. A dream come true to head an institute of physiology working on #islets, #diabetes, #metabolism in an excellent scientific environment @Medizin_TUD, @PLID_Info, @CRTDpress, @mpicbg, etc...

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

1 Mar 2021

EMBO New Venture Fellowship in memory of Suzanne Eaton

Support for early career scientists to explore alternative areas of research.

28 Jan 2021

Dresden Research Community Statement in Support of Diversity and Foreign Residents

Embracing diversity for successful biomedical research in Dresden.

22 Jan 2021

Self-Organization of Multicellular Systems

New research group leader has arrived

15 Jan 2021

New MPI-CBG research group leader

Understanding how energetics shape the behavior of biological systems.