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.

21 Oct 2017

Talk on the development of a zebrafish retina by Caren Norden @NordenLab. #retinadayDD pic.twitter.com/5TxYY2X7B6

21 Oct 2017

The 9th #Retina Information Day @mpicbg has started. A day full of talks & info booths on retinal diseases is ahead… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

20 Oct 2017

Intensive #German language course for Predocs @mpicbg. The course covered everyday situations & introduced grammar.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

19 Oct 2017

IMPRS Grad Wilhelm Palm (PhD 2012 @eaton_lab @mpicbg) recognized as @BlavatnikAwards Finalist for mTOR pathway rese… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

19 Oct 2017

Lifelong Learning

Seniors Academy lecture series winter term 2017/18

12 Oct 2017

Kicking off ARIB, a Czech-German research alliance

Advanced Research Incubator in Biosciences for cross-boarder research excellence

5 Oct 2017

From researchers for mouse fans

Doors open for microcosm and virtual reality

22 Sep 2017

Resolution before super-resolution

Hands-on Light Microscopy Course