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.

19 Apr 2019

Do you want to know how to quantify #Nematic #CellPolarity in #3D #Tissues? Check out our last preprint in @arxivtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Apr 2019

What is the role of the endosomal network in cell and tissue organization? Professor Marino Zerial, Director of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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3 Jul 2015

Mehr sehen! Wissenschaft unterm Mikroskop im Max Planck Institut f. molekulare Zellbiologie & Genetik @mpicbg #LNdWDD pic.twitter.com/XH6XqsH92a

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18 Apr 2019

⭐️Nobelpreisträger zu Gast in @stadt_dresden! Nobel laureats as a guest in Dresden. There will be talks from the fi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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15 Apr 2019

Jochen Rink is new Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Former MPI-CBG research group leader took up office on April 1, 2019.

9 Apr 2019

Unraveling growth of organs with computer science and physics

Workshop on "Image-based Modeling and Simulation of Morphogenesis" brings leading expertise to Dresden

8 Apr 2019

EMBO Practical Course on Phase Separation

Methods for studying phase separation in biology

3 Apr 2019

Children’s University - How does an organism form?

Stephan Grill talks in front of 500 curious kids

Jul 11

9:20 - 10:50 / Toepler-Bau,  Mommsenstr. 12, Hörsaal 317

Senior's Academy

Genetic basics of brain size

Senior's Academy

Aug 27

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Senior's Academy

Let’s build a Cell

Senior's Academy

Sep 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG, Auditorium

Seniors' Academy

How can learning algorithms detect invisible content in microscopic images and make it visible?

Seniors' Academy