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.

16 Aug 2018

The 10th Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference is history. Thanks again to everyone, who made it possible!……

15 Aug 2018

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15 Aug 2018

@IMPvienna @PavelTomancak it has the other side of course, facing the audience. This side was used exactly twice in 48 talks.

23 Jul 2018

Eugene Myers receives Milner Medal from the Royal Society

Award for outstanding achievement in computer science 

11 Jul 2018

Igniting the spark of life

Volkswagen Foundation grants research project on the beginning of life

10 Jul 2018

How to build a society of cells?

Grant from Volkswagen Foundation for interdisciplinary project

18 Jun 2018

An amazing Dresden Science Night

A fun summer night, loaded with science

Aug 26

10:00 - 13:30 / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden

Places of Togetherness - Levitate

Free floating is an interactive air-acrobatic performance

Places of Togetherness - Levitate

Sep 14

10:00 - 20:00 / Neues Rathaus Dresden, Dr.-Külz-Ring 19, 01067 Dresden

Max Planck Day

Research festival with the three Dresden Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Day