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.

11 Dec 2018

Good luck @tudresden_de for extending the status as excellence university! 🤞🏻 twitter.com/dnn_online/sta…

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11 Dec 2018

German press release for a method called #CARE -- thanks @maxplanckpress! nature.com/articles/s4159… mpg.de/12559346/selbs…

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11 Dec 2018

Getting dressed up for the visit of the @mpicbg and @csbdresden Scientific Advisory Board. Our new Tetris sockets a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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11 Dec 2018

New research project to receive DFG funding. 👏 Dr. Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich, research group leader @BIOTEC_TUD w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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29 Nov 2018

Funding for outstanding Research on Cilium and Retina

Gaia Pigino and Caren Norden receive ERC Consolidator Grants

12 Nov 2018

Latest Retina Research

10th Retina Information Day

11 Oct 2018

Open letter against xenophobia

PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes address citizens of Dresden

4 Oct 2018

Walking through cells and organs

Türöffner-Tag in Virtual Reality

Jan 15

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Senior's Academy

New approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Senior's Academy