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.

23 Oct 2017

@mpicbg Dr. Till Korten vom @mpicbg grillte mit den #JUNIORDOKTOREN mit Magnesium Marshmellows und stellte innerhal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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23 Oct 2017

@mpicbg Die #Naturwissenschaft #Chemie war Thema der ersten Veranstaltung der neuen Saison. pic.twitter.com/faPL0WjGOM

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23 Oct 2017

Am Donnerstag fand die erste #JUNIORDOKTOR-Veranstaltung im @mpicbg statt! #Dresden #DDExzellenz pic.twitter.com/hsoH9fw6z8

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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

5 Oct 2017

From researchers for mouse fans

Doors open for microcosm and virtual reality