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.

18 Mar 2019

Challenge of the day: Fill all slots. ☺️ pic.twitter.com/IjRYw3zbVg

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20 Mar 2019

Everytime the Dresden gang meets up in the southern hemisphere.@mpicbg pic.twitter.com/EggdG5Gz0h

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20 Mar 2019

Happy first day of #spring! 🌷 Here you can see some first springtime #observations with the #Foldscope. A great too… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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19 Mar 2019

I’ve been at good talks in this room with fewer total people attending then the number of people flocking around to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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9 Mar 2019

Three at a stroke

TU Dresden awards “TUD Young Investigator” status to MPI-CBG group leaders

5 Mar 2019

Launch of Dewpoint Therapeutics with $60 million financing

MPI-CBG and Whitehead Institute spin-off will focus on protein droplets linked to disease

18 Feb 2019

Adding Biophysics to the Mix

Interview with Stephan Grill, new director at the MPI-CBG

31 Jan 2019

Science Café on Dresden rails

Discussions about the Universe: Microscopically Small - Infinitely Wide

Mar 28

13:30 - 16:00 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Girls' Day

How to become a scientist?

Girls' Day

Jul 11

9:20 - 10:50 / Toepler-Bau,  Mommsenstr. 12, Hörsaal 317

Senior's Academy

Genetic basics of brain size

Senior's Academy

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Senior's Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Senior's Academy