How do cells form tissues?

We want to understand how cells form tissues and how these tissues develop into complex organisms.

MPI-CBG remembers Suzanne Eaton

Remembering Suzanne

Collected tributes to the life and legacy of Suzanne Eaton from family, friends and colleagues.

Remembering Suzanne

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.

  • Fast, faster, CLIJ

    Novel software toolkit enables imaging processing at unprecedented speed

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  • Traffic guidance system of the cell membrane

    Polarity protein Crumbs regulates intracellular membrane trafficking.

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  • How cells stick together tightly

    Dresden researchers uncover self-organization of tight junctions, the glue between cells.

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  • Regeneration mechanism provides potential target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

    Meritxell Huch from the University of Cambridge, now research group leader at the MPI-CBG, and colleagues uncovered a novel molecular mechanism

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  • Less is more - Shedding genes for a new life in water

    Genes lost in whales and dolphins helped adapting to an aquatic environment.

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  • Protective protein islands for the cytoskeleton

    Tau proteins form a protective layer around microtubules

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  • The Autoinjector: Robot-guided speedy needle

    New robotic platform for microinjection into single cells in brain tissue

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18 Nov 2019

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18 Nov 2019

Fast, faster, CLIJ. New software library accelerates GPU-based image processing. Out now in @naturemethods . Congra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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16 Nov 2019

The MPIs for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS), and Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) invite app… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Nov 2019

Latest #planarian study from @rinklab, @mpicbg alumnus & now director‘s lab @mpi_bpc! twitter.com/dev_cell/statu…

11 Nov 2019

Spotlight on the eye: Bridging basic research, therapeutic application and self-help

11th Retina Information Day

18 Oct 2019

Aerial Acrobatic Performance

Art event in the MPI-CBG as part of Dresden’s application for Capital of Culture 2025

17 Oct 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week

Max Planck Society-wide event for raising the awareness of mental health

26 Sep 2019

BINDER Innovation Prize for Meri Huch

New MPI-CBG research group leader receives prize for outstanding cell biological research

Nov 25 – Nov 26

9am - 5pm / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstraße 108

Mastering Genomes - It’s a BLAST...

a symposium on the occasion of Gene Myers's 65 birthday.

Mastering Genomes - It’s a BLAST...

Dec 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

Knowing where your head is - how to form a signal gradient?

Senior's Academy

Jan 14

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

How cells control their shape

Senior's Academy