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.

19 Feb 2018

Fascinated watching 62 hours of Tribolium embryo development, nuclei-GFP marked, prepared by @akanksha6688, imaged… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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22 Feb 2018

Kai Simons talks about the Origins of the "Dresden model" at the #IMGCBGRetreat in Chateua Liblice. @mpicbgtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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21 Feb 2018

New paper from Vastenhouw lab @mpicbg in @Dev_journal showing that zebrafish embryos loose mesendodermal competence… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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19 Feb 2018

#ARIB will study how "Tissues form Organs" exploiting the synergy between the research of #IMG on gene function and… 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