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.

17 Jan 2019

Wanna know how #airways are inflated? Our work on Apnoia (άπνοια, lack of air), a new regulator of #Crumbs for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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17 Jan 2019

We are so thrilled that Priyanka Dogra @PriyankaDogra07 from our lab @IiserMohali will be attending an exciting… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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16 Jan 2019

Announcing the first paper of 2019 from #heisenberglab by first author @Danielkocapek!!! Read about Wnt/PCP signali… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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16 Jan 2019

Upcoming seminar by Wieland Huttner: 'Title TBA' at Insitut du Fer à Moulin, Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 11:00 bioconf.fr/t.php?s=Wielan…

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17 Dec 2018

Award for exceptional contributions to cell biology

The Keith R. Porter Fellow Award for Cell Biology 2018 for Gaia Pigino

29 Nov 2018

Funding for outstanding Research on Cilium and Retina

Gaia Pigino and Caren Norden receive ERC Consolidator Grants

12 Nov 2018

Latest Retina Research

10th Retina Information Day

11 Oct 2018

Open letter against xenophobia

PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes address citizens of Dresden

Jan 29

19:00 - 21:00 /

Science Café - The Universe

Discuss with scientists from different Dresden research institutes about different aspects of the universe in the DRESDEN-concept Science tram.

Science Café - The Universe