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.

15 Dec 2017

Our new #preprint "Transcription establishes microenvironments that organize euchromatin" biorxiv.org/content/early/…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Dec 2017

Time travel back to the middle ages today at the Institute’s Christmas party. @mpicbg @CSBD #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/WhAow9Wkwh

15 Dec 2017

Getting ready for some Merry Medieval Madness. This year the X-mas party @mpicbg is organized by the @csbdresden. pic.twitter.com/bZHlMgYNDk

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

15 Dec 2017

Using high-speed confocal imaging, researchers in the @PavelTomancak lab set out to investigate the mechanism that… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

10 Nov 2017

What distinguishes living from non-living organisms?

Johannes Jäger joins Guest Program at CSBD

23 Oct 2017

The eye in the focus

9th Retina Information Day

19 Oct 2017

Lifelong Learning

Seniors Academy lecture series winter term 2017/18

12 Oct 2017

Kicking off ARIB, a Czech-German research alliance

Advanced Research Incubator in Biosciences for cross-boarder research excellence