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.

25 Apr 2018

Happy #DNADay! @mpicbg director & @csbdresden founding director @TheGeneMyers was part of the human genome project……

25 Apr 2018

Happy #DNADay! Read our 1963 story about how Franklin, Crick, Watson, and Wilkins discovered the DNA helix:……

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

25 Apr 2018

@carldmodes @LennartHilbert We‘ll watch out for your next talk and record it! The demand is quite high :)

25 Apr 2018

The @mpicbg bathing in the sun. Enjoy spring, everyone!

23 Apr 2018

Otto Hahn Medal for two MPI-CBG researchers

Award for outstanding scientific achievements

13 Apr 2018

An innovative and ambitious curriculum!

Kick-off for new Master’s program in “Computational Modeling and Simulation”

10 Apr 2018

Biology in Cyberspace

Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology

6 Apr 2018

The Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF): Not just Another Imaging Facility

First of its kind facility in Germany provides access to most recent imaging technologies before you can buy them

May 3

13:00 – 15:00 / Akademie věd České republiky, Národní 3, 117 20 Prag

Building a Bridge for Science


Building a Bridge for Science

Aug 12 – Aug 15

16:00 / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference


10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference