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.

20 Jun 2019

Image analysis with #AI showcased by @frauzufall and @tibuch_ @jug_lab @csbdresden. Full house at the interactive s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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20 Jun 2019

Exploring cell division in a flatworm in #VirtualReality. @ulrik presenting work from @MOSAICgroup1 @csbdresdentwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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19 Jun 2019

At the @ISChpc conference in Frankfurt this week, Professor Ivo Sbalzarini of @mpicbg and @tudresden_de explained h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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20 Jun 2019

Please RT: #Jobs #Jobs #Jobs The Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering is hiring! Find all current vacan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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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