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.

24 Jun 2019

Speed dating session at #DAISlearnathon2019@csbdresden⁩ roof top terrace. All participants introduced themselves… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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21 Jun 2019

Ein Angebot für alle @tudresden_de Angehörigen: „FAKE SCIENCE?!“ – Zukunftslabor am 11. Juli, 9-13 Uhr Diskussion… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

20 Jun 2019

Ready for the second day at #OUTPUTDD. Always fun to talk about the work from @csbdresden @mpicbg. Come and talk… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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21 Jun 2019

Handing over the baton of the managing director: the term of @TheGeneMyers is coming to an end and Marino Zerial wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

20 Jun 2019

Green Light for CASUS, the Institute for Data Intensive Systems Research

Germany’s Federal Government and the Free State of Saxony invest in shaping structural change on the German-Polish border. 

17 Jun 2019

Science Night instead of pillow fight

A summer night full of science

7 Jun 2019

Marino Zerial elected member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

MPI-CBG director member of prestigious institute

6 Jun 2019

Dresden eats colorful!

MPI-CBG and CSBD attend 'Banquet for Everyone'

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Seniors' Academy

Sep 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

How can learning algorithms detect invisible content in microscopic images and make it visible?

Seniors' Academy

Sep 27 – Sep 30

/ MPI-CBG

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease

The EMBO workshop on “Lipid function in health and disease” will take place from September 27-30 at the MPI-CBG.

EMBO workshop “Lipid function in health and disease