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 Mar 2018

Excellent talk by @pietzscht @mpicbg today, describing the gradual development from #TrackMate to #MaMuT to……

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23 Mar 2018

New plasmids from the @NordenLab @mpicbg: Interkinetic nuclear migration is centrosome independent and ensures apic……

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23 Mar 2018

Check out this webinar on „Governance of RIs: Managing the Unity of Purpose" with @mpicbg COO Ivan Baines.…

23 Mar 2018

Super engaging talk from Marino Zerial @mpicbg on endosomes and liver imaging. Talk complete with classic Italian e……

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19 Mar 2018

Great success for DRESDEN-concept

DRESDEN-concept Genome Center will be a new Competence Centre for High-Throughput Sequencing by the German Research Foundation

19 Mar 2018

How do proteins vary in form and function?

New Research Group Leader

15 Mar 2018

A First in the German Research Landscape

An internal partnership under civil law between TU Dresden and the Max Planck Institute enables the use of research synergies

27 Feb 2018

The Brain – My favourite Organ

Symposium on the occasion of Wieland Huttner’s 68th birthday