How do cells form tissues?

We want to understand how cells form tissues and how these tissues develop into complex organisms.

MPI-CBG remembers Suzanne Eaton

Remembering Suzanne

Collected tributes to the life and legacy of Suzanne Eaton from family, friends and colleagues.

Remembering Suzanne

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.

  • Making Nano Structures Visible with superCLEM

    New workflow combines two high-end microscopy methods

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  • Liquid crystal liver

    First and new realistic 3D model of the liver lobule since the year 1949

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  • Scavenger cells protect against worm infections

    Fluorescent protein makes scavenger cells visible

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  • Programming supercomputers superfast

    Novel software library reduces development times 

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  • Just breathe

    Newly discovered gene ensures proper growth of respiratory systems

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  • Hippo – a novel player for brain size

    The YAP protein of the Hippo pathway is a necessary and sufficient factor for the expansion of the neocortex.

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  • Challenges of building an artificial cell

    New method for reconstituting proteins produced by cell-free systems

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19 Aug 2019

@TatiSandGuz @_CamiloRG Congratulations. 🎉

19 Aug 2019

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19 Aug 2019

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19 Aug 2019

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19 Jul 2019

An Excellent Science Location

TU Dresden retains its title as University of Excellence

10 Jul 2019

Statement on the tragic demise of Suzanne Eaton

MPI-CBG and TU Dresden scientist found dead

8 Jul 2019

Updates on Suzanne Eaton’s Disappearance

Scientist gone missing in Crete

3 Jul 2019

Not too hot to code

Third #DAISLearnathon2019 at CSBD

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

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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