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.

20 Oct 2020

Scientists have recorded the shortest measurement of time in history: 247 zeptoseconds!🥳That's the time it takes for a #photon to cross a hydrogen molecule. *Note: one #zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second😮 cosmosmagazine.com/science/physic… @goetheuni @desy @fhi_mpg_de

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20 Oct 2020

Hydroxylated sphingolipid biosynthesis regulates photoreceptor apical domain morphogenesis, say Sarita Hebbar, Elisabeth Knust and colleagues @mpicbg bit.ly/3iUaCgp #Genetics #Membrane #LipidBiology #Drosophila

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20 Oct 2020

🍂 Golden October day @mpicbg. 🍁

20 Oct 2020

"Creativity is combining facts no one else has connected before." Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, whose birthday is today, was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her studies on fruit flies. Discover more about her life and work: bit.ly/2WYTSda

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19 Oct 2020

So happier brains are bigger? Am I getting it right @_LeiXing_ ? Very nice work! twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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19 Oct 2020

#Serotonin Receptor 2A Activation Promotes Evolutionarily Relevant Basal Progenitor Proliferation in the Developing #Neocortex - great collaboration with @_LeiXing_ @mpicbg. Publication @NeuroCellPress cell.com/neuron/fulltex… twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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19 Oct 2020

First tweet has to be important :) Happy to share my first postdoc paper ⁦⁦@mpicbg⁩ ! Online now in #Neuron. Great collaboration with ⁦@KalebicNereo⁩, Takashi Namba and ⁦@vaid_samir⁩🧠 cell.com/neuron/fulltex…

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19 Oct 2020

Happiness neurotransmitter serotonin can act as growth factor for the stem cells in the fetal human brain that determine brain size. Publication @NeuroCellPress by @_LeiXing_ in the lab of Wieland Huttner @mpicbg. @KalebicNereo @vaid_samir & @Medizin_TUD mpi-cbg.de/en/press/press…

19 Oct 2020

A retrospective @DHMDresden by architect Prof. Peter Kulka on November 20. Musical contribution by Prof. Tony Hyman @HymanLab@mpicbg director – and Prof. Eckard Haupt.

16 Oct 2020

It is happening!! The call for the PhD Spring Selection 2021 has opened!! @digsbb Info on the current participating GLs and PhD program here: digs-bb.de #LifeSciences #biomedicine #Biophysics #chemistry #bioengineering #ComputationalBiology #neuroscience @CRTDpress

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17 Oct 2020

🇬🇧 Open Science and its application: @DresdenTea invites you to the very first virtual meeting on 19.10. Young #scientists explore new developments and initiatives in the field of #OpenScience and discuss them thematically 👉 tu-dresden.de/ga/die-einrich…

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19 Oct 2020

We would like to introduce @H2020_PRIME #partner @carldmodes from @mpicbg: project-prime.eu/beneficiaries/… MPI-CBG contributes to the WP "development of actuating and sensing functions and their integration by additive manufacturing". #microfluidics #printingplatforms #h2020 @EU_H2020

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16 Oct 2020

Wishing everyone a good start into the weekend. ☀️

14 Oct 2020

We are hiring! Positions open for #LightImaging Facility, #CryoEM Facility & #Genomics Facility. Discover all open positions and details on our new #recruitment platform: careers.humantechnopole.it

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16 Oct 2020

The institute gets a facade cleaning today!! 🧼

15 Oct 2020

Would you like to apply for the management of a Max Planck Research Group? The application period is open until October 22, 2020 🎆 bit.ly/2H4PtTH #sciencecareer #MPRGL #tenuretrack @TU_Muenchen @maxplanckpress

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15 Oct 2020

Best place on the place to do science. Pls RT and forward to anyone you think might be interested (but in particular URMs, of course). twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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15 Oct 2020

Motivated students currently enrolled in Bachelor or Master studies are encouraged to apply for our @imprs_mpicbg summer internship program until 31. January 2021! Online form: internship.mpi-cbg.de/applicant/cgi-… We are looking forward to your application! twitter.com/imprs_mpicbg/s…

12 Oct 2020

How will we live in the future?

Opening of the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition in front of the Dresden Kulturpalast

8 Sep 2020

Cooperative Professorship at Senckenberg Society and Goethe University for Michael Hiller

MPI-CBG Alumnus strengthens Frankfurt Biodiversity Research

3 Sep 2020

Energetics of Biological Systems

Future MPI-CBG research group leader Jonathan Rodenfels receives ERC Starting Grant

27 Jul 2020

Synthetic Tissue in 3D

Volkswagen Foundation grants research project on 3D tissue shapes