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.

11 Jun 2021

Not to miss #Review on #LiverRegeneration highlighting its close relationship with #inflammation by Campana, Esser, Huch & Forbes @EdinburghUni @mpicbg go.nature.com/3pI3CIz

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9 Jun 2021

What we were looking for: Cool roommates. What we got: The coolest roommates from a global technology company doing research with @tudresden_de, @Medizin_TUD, @IPFDD & @mpicbg on the future topic of #OrganoidModels. @ZEISS_Group InnovationHub let's go! tud.link/qh60

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11 Jun 2021

Amazing goodbye evening… it almost felt like a regular corona-free social get together. I missed you all for many months… and worse… I will miss you all for years and years!!! What an amazing group of scientists, colleagues, and friends… 😢 🤗 😘 #thanks @mpicbg @csbdresden twitter.com/paveltomancak/…

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11 Jun 2021

@PavelTomancak We are excited, for sure! 🤩

11 Jun 2021

Hell just froze over. Welcome #Marino and crew! twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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11 Jun 2021

Check out @abhijeet095’s collaborative effort on Shape-Programming Lines of Concentrated Gaussian Curvature, out now! aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.… Great project together with the JS Biggins, T Ware, and M Warner labs made possible by the faculty visitors program @csbdresden @mpicbg

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11 Jun 2021

The @ZerialLab @mpicbg is new on #twitter. Follow the lab for updates on principles of cell and tissue organization. Welcome to twitter! 🎉 #followfriday #Follow

8 Jun 2021

🌌🚀 Was a fun project! Thanks @carldmodes for encouraging the idea and @csbdresden for working with me to put my art up🌌🚀 twitter.com/csbdresden/sta…

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8 Jun 2021

So happy to see @KarenSoans art in real life! Astro's adventures exploring the unknown are a gentle reminder for every explorer of new territories (in life or science) that they are, after all, not alone. ❤️ twitter.com/csbdresden/sta…

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4 Jun 2021

Menschliche Denkfähigkeit wäre ohne die besondere Hirn-Architektur undenkbar! Quelle: @mpicbg Bild: Adobe Stock Musik:@svenlaux #wissenschaften #wisskomm #podcast #evolution #biologie

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8 Jun 2021

The 1st session of the #EMBOlivingsys #workshop starts now! Topic: Active Forces in Biological Systems, chaired by Benjamin Friedrich @friedrich_group @PoLDresden @cfaed_TUD #CMCB. We’re excited about the great lectures!

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7 Jun 2021

Welcome to the #EMBOlivingsys #workshop! The organizers @FBiotec @StephanGrill @brugueslab #mpipks and @TheCrick warmly welcome over 300 participants and thank all the sponsors, speakers & partners. @EMBOevents

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8 Jun 2021

The @csbdresden is currently exhibiting 23 pieces of artwork, created by the PhD student @KarenSoans in @carldmodes group & @NordenLab. Karen called her series of digitally created art “The Lonely Astro.” 👨‍🚀 csbdresden.de/news-events/ne…

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7 Jun 2021

Meri’s Lab joined Twitter!!! Welcome @MeriHuchlab!!! Waiting for all these amazing organoid tweets now... 😉 #welcome

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6 Jun 2021

We are celebrating #10Birthday🥳On 6/6/2011, the @CEITEC_Brno project was officially approved. Today, CEITEC is gradually becoming a respected player at the international level. Thx to all employees, students & friends of science for being part of this💚 bit.ly/CEITEC10

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7 Jun 2021

@EMBO @FBiotec @NatalieADye @rita_d_mateus @StephanGrill @tudresden_de @mpicbg @friedrich_group @TheCrick @brugueslab Only 6 hours to the #EMBOlivingsys #workshop! Focus topics: Active Forces in Biological Systems, Self-organization of Living Systems, Compartmentalization of the Cytoplasm, Nuclear Organization, Tissue Morphogenesis and Tissue Mechanics. See you there!

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7 Jun 2021

Condensed phases can provide control mechanisms for chemical reactions which are reminiscent of circuits that regulate the temperature of a heating system. physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT… @zechnerlab @mpicbg #MPIPKS

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7 Jun 2021

We welcome the @MeriHuchlab @mpicbg on twitter! 🎉 Get updates on regeneration, organoids and cancer by following.

27 May 2021

Stembryogenesis

New research group leader reconstructs mammalian development in a dish to understand how embryos build themselves.

26 May 2021

Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Organization

New research group leader joins the MPI-CBG

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.