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.

17 Sep 2018

Das internationale Projekt zu #Wirbeltiergenomen ist offiziell gestartet und hat 15 neue #Referenzgenome veröffentl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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17 Sep 2018

Take a Deep Breath and Switch: Cell disq.us/t/3628qpp "And every so often, the little door in the wall will o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

17 Sep 2018

#ICYMI the @Genome10K launched the #vertebrategenomesproject & first data release of 15 reference genomes: 'Scienti… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

13 Sep 2018

International Vertebrate Genomes Project releases first 15 new genomes

Max Planck Society supports projects for high quality reference genomes

11 Sep 2018

Saxon Order of Merit for Professor Wieland Huttner

Highest award of the Free State of Saxony for the successful development of Dresden as a location for science

4 Sep 2018

Free Floating

MPI-CBG as “Place of Togetherness” presented air-acrobatic performance

3 Sep 2018

New director for Dresden Max Planck Institute

Anne Grapin-Botton enriches the Dresden science community with her research on miniature organs