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.

22 Sep 2017

Ich versteh nur POLNISCH! Speziell für die Zeit in #Wroclaw wurde die DDc Ausstellung übersetzt und ist ab jetzt am… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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22 Sep 2017

Scientific Area Network 1 is presented by Prof Grill from @tudresden_de @mpicbg pic.twitter.com/967eCeqvn6

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

22 Sep 2017

Resolution before super-resolution

Hands-on Light Microscopy Course

8 Sep 2017

Spotlight on lipids and the brain

André Nadler and Barbara Treutlein receive ERC Starting Grants

7 Sep 2017

Cell biologist Anthony Hyman receives Schleiden Medal from the Leopoldina

Award for outstanding scientific work in the field of cell biology

16 Aug 2017

Bootcamp on the toolbox of internet giants

Highlight: Mini-Workshop by Google on 24th August 2017