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  • We are bridging scales

  • We are training outstanding young academics

  • We are sharing resources

  • We are international

  • We are collaborators

We are the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)

We do pioneering work in the field of basic research: 500 curiosity-driven scientists representing 50 nationalities work at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden and ask: How do cells form tissues? The cross-disciplinary research program brings together people from different parts of the world and from a wide variety of backgrounds and creates a vibrant working environment and an exciting atmosphere.

In 2009, The Scientist voted the MPI-CBG the number one place in the world in academia, and also ranked it the number one place in the world to do a postdoc. The institute was named the "Most family-friendly company in Dresden" in 2012.

The MPI-CBG is part of DRESDEN-concept, a research alliance of Dresden University of Technology together with the four major German research institutions – Max Planck, Helmholtz, Fraunhofer, and Leibniz – aimed at the development and use of synergies in research, education, infrastructure, and administration.

28 May 2017

A biological hydrotrope

ATP seems to be more than just an energy source

11 May 2017

Making the invisible visible

Science Café on microscopy and image analysis

10 May 2017

Crystal-clear zebrafish hearts

Otto Hahn Medal to Michaela Mickoleit

9 May 2017

Building a Scientific Bridge

Plans for a new research center in Prague

21 Apr 2017

Yin and yang during development

How competition for DNA binding regulates transcription

29 May 2017

He contributed decisively to the sequencing of the human genome: portrait of Gene Myers bit.ly/2r3pVvwtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

28 May 2017

A biological hydrotrope: ATP seems to be more than just an energy source mpi-cbg.de/en/news-events… pic.twitter.com/A2Em7KfF30

26 May 2017

Spitzenforschung in #Dresden: Das Zentrum für #Systembiologie wird am 31. Mai eröffnet bit.ly/2qVDuNntwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

24 May 2017

Bharath: how are L3 and Dauer stages metabolically different? #Celegans @mpicbg #DIPP #PizzaScience&Beyond pic.twitter.com/rykU4YEkZY

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

16 Jun 2017 / 18:00 / MPI-CBG

Dresden Science Night

A fun summer night with loads of science!

16 Jun 2017 / 21:00 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Science Quatsch

The Open Mic Night for weird scientists

20 Jun 2017 / 20:00 / GrooveStation Dresden

Science Café: Animal experiments

Pro testing or protest?