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.

2 May 2021

For Meritxell Huch, the establishment of organoids is opening up opportunities for biomedical research applications from cellular sources for cell therapy or transplantation to drug screening platforms for personalized medicine #NBTat25 go.nature.com/3bLEprk

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3 May 2021

We are hiring and offer an exciting opportunity to join our #Scionics team on the #Dresden research campus as Senior BioImage Analyst (scionics.com/jobs.html#SBIA) @NEUBIAS_COST @denbiOffice @EuroBioImaging @BioDIP_Dresden @BioImagingUK @GerBI_GMB @MPBioImagingNet #BioImageAnalysis

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30 Apr 2021

Stefan Golfier @mpicbg @csbdresden #mpipks @brugueslab wins the @famelab_germany 2021! In his 3-minute presentation “Our untangled genome” he talked about his PhD work. @StefanGolfier will represent Germany at the FameLab international finals. mpi-cbg.de/news-events/la…

29 Apr 2021

Top-Adresse für Life Sciences: #Bayern fördert wettbewerbsfähigen Ausbau des Max-Planck-Campus Martinsried zu Standort für internationale Spitzenforschung mit bis zu 500 Millionen Euro bit.ly/32WvpdN @mpiNeuro @MPI_Biochem @Markus_Soeder

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29 Apr 2021

That feeling to work in an architectural masterpiece @csbdresden @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @tudresden_de - Architecture of the Center for Systems Biology Dresden ... youtu.be/OODdMsclL2U via @YouTube

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28 Apr 2021

And of course, we couldn’t do it without @genomeark @RockefellerUniv @SangerVGP @mpicbg @EBPgenome and so many others we’ve worked with along the way

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28 Apr 2021

We are proud to be a hub of data production and assembly for the @genomeark and honored to see it highlighted with this @nature special issue. It takes an impressive effort and dedication from our team to produce these genomes from start to finish... go.nature.com/3t74OFy

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28 Apr 2021

Today we are celebrating the official release @nature of the special issue on the #VGP project. Thanks to all combined efforts by @genomeark @mpicbg @SangerToL @SangerVGP @Genome10K @bat1kgenomes @EBPgenome and many others nature.com/immersive/d428…

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28 Apr 2021

The VGP announces a special @nature issue w/flagship & other genome assembly pubs focused on quality, standardization & scale @RockefellerUniv @HHMINEWS @genomewarriors @sangerinstitute @maxplanckpress @genome_gov @MT_Genetics @Genome10K #VGPFlagship bit.ly/3vo6Ja4

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28 Apr 2021

Spearheaded by @erichjarvis, @genomeark has launched an ambitious effort to produce high-quality reference genomes for all vertebrate species. The result could be discoveries with implications for animal conservation as well as human health and disease. rockefeller.edu/news/30462-ver…

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28 Apr 2021

HHMI News: The Vertebrate Genomes Project (@genomeark) is one of the biggest projects in biology today – reading the genome of every known vertebrate. Now, the project has reached its first major milestone: near complete, high-quality genomes of 25 species bit.ly/32TvPBl

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28 Apr 2021

The SPINAL FRONTIER is here. Check out our Vertebrate Genomes Project #VGPFlagship paper & 18 other studies in a special issue of @nature & other journals. It began with the Anna's hummingbird, and now on the path to produce high-quality genomes of all 70K species. @genomeark

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28 Apr 2021

This work is a monumental collaboration between many scientists and institutions including HHMI Investigator @erichjarvis, @sangerinstitute, @mpicbg, @genome_gov, @RockefellerUniv, @NIH, @sandiegozoo, and @ucscgenomics #VGPFlagship

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28 Apr 2021

🧬🔬"Towards complete and error-free #genome assemblies of all vertebrate species" @Genome10K @genomeark featured on the cover of the latest @nature issue. 🦇 -genomes contributed by #Bat1K @Sonja_Vernes, @EmmaTeeling1 Access the article here nature.com/articles/s4158…

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28 Apr 2021

We are so pleased to have contributed @bat1kgenomes to this effort! twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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28 Apr 2021

Our long-read team's latest contribution to the sequencing and assembly of vertebrates, with the Vertebrate Genome Project @genomeark is out in @nature! twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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30 Apr 2021

Stefan Golfier wins the FameLab Germany 2021

MPI-CBG PhD student in first place in world’s leading science communication competition

27 Apr 2021

Marino Zerial elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

MPI-CBG director becomes International Honorary Member of one of the oldest learned societies in the United States.

26 Apr 2021

Otto Hahn Medal for Milena Schuhmacher

Award of the Max Planck Society for gifted young researchers

23 Mar 2021

Start of the first DRESDEN-concept Research Group

Dr. Rita Mateus joins the Dresden research community with her research on organ growth and structural colors.