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.

12 Feb 2018

Back in #Dresden @csbdresden @mpicbg, for the last leg of my four-month stay. It’s not raining! Sad to be leaving s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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12 Feb 2018

The IMG Prague and @mpicbg are working together in the ARIB teaming project @H2020Projects @EU_H2020 #h2020 more in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

10 Feb 2018

here is a second APR video @imprs_mpicbg @mpicbg @csbdresden Images can directly be segmented on the APR without go… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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12 Feb 2018

The #APR @imprs_mpicbg @mpicbg can directly be visualized in 3D without going back to pixels. Visualization of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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10 Jan 2018

A Potential new therapy for Parkinson’s disease?

Brochure and Website with background information

21 Dec 2017

Season's coding at #hackdd17

Hackathon on Fiji & KNIME Image Processing

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

Feb 26 – Feb 27

9:00 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

The Brain - My Favourite Organ

Symposium on Occasion of Wieland Huttner's 68th Birthday

The Brain - My Favourite Organ