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.

18 Jul 2018

Oscillating waves of DNA methylation revealed in embryonic stem cells exiting pluripotency. Check out the latest……

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17 Jul 2018

@rinklab @planaria Awesome! Congratulations Jochen, and the whole @rinklab team!

16 Jul 2018

Christmas in July- the hard copies of THE BOOK arrived! A mere 5 years in the making and the lab's most taxing writ……

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

11 Jul 2018

Igniting the spark of life

Volkswagen Foundation grants research project on the beginning of life

10 Jul 2018

How to build a society of cells?

Grant from Volkswagen Foundation for interdisciplinary project

18 Jun 2018

An amazing Dresden Science Night

A fun summer night, loaded with science

11 Jun 2018

Coding in the sun

Second #DaisLearnathon2018 at the Center for Systems Biology Dresden

Aug 12 – Aug 15

16:00 / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference


10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference