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.

28 Jul 2021

Künstliche Intelligenz in der Tumordiagnostik: Forscher:innen @Medizin_TUD, @NCT_UCC_DD & @mpicbg trainieren lernende Maschinen, damit die zukünftig selbstständig Tumorzellen & Krebsgewebe erkennen können. 🔬 #TUDresden @saechsischeDE saechsische.de/gesundheit/wen…

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29 Jul 2021

+++ JOB OFFER +++ fully funded #PhD position in Computational Biology #CompBio @ZerialLab of @mpicbg and @csbdresden Call here: mpi-cbg.de/en/education-c…

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30 Jul 2021

In @JCellBiol, @LenkaBelicova et al @ZerialLab @mpicbg report previously unrecognized apical membrane extensions, forming a pattern reminiscent of the bulkheads of boats, that determine the anisotropic expansion of hepatocyte lumina. bit.ly/3764kqy #Development #Polarity

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29 Jul 2021

First in person Postdoc meeting at @mpicbg @csbdresden terrace! So many new faces! Great spirit as always :) @ddpostdocs #postdoclife

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31 Jul 2021

1/11: What do liver cells have to do with boats? 🚢 Discover the answer in our brand new paper from first author @LenkaBelicova @ZerialLab in @JCellBiol bit.ly/3ikFGsN

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23 Jul 2021

What #massspec can do for world heritage and human history? Paleoproteomic deciphers ancient cuisine @LabShevchenko @mpicbg #TeamMassSpec twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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22 Jul 2021

The @ZerialLab keeps growing 🎉 We currently have multiple open positions at @mpicbg in #Dresden. Please RT! 🧠Postdoc in Biochemistry 🧠Postdoc in Cell Biology 🧠PhD Student/ Postdoc in Computational Biology 🔗mpi-cbg.de/en/education-c… @MPGpostdocnet #PhD #postdoc

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22 Jul 2021

We are so incredibly proud of all members of our big Shevchenko Lab family! This week we celebrate our 20th Anniversary at @mpicbg #TeamMassSpec #massspec

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22 Jul 2021

What did ancient people eat? Scientists find new clues in old pottery. Article @KnowableMag, featuring research, amongst others, from the @LabShevchenko @mpicbg. twitter.com/KnowableMag/st…

21 Jul 2021

Awesome artwork featuring @mpicbg in connection with our sustainability efforts, created by talented PhD student @AnnaKrte1 in the lab of @J_Rodenfels. 🌱🪴

21 Jul 2021

We did a lab picnic again! Just opposite the @mpicbg and across the river #Elbe just above the vineyard of Lutz Müller.

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20 Jul 2021

We prepared a small graphical overview of our achievements. More to follow! #TeamMassSpec #massspec

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20 Jul 2021

Camilo @TatiSandGuz lab is from Chile and explains the amazing regeneration power of the #axolotl

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20 Jul 2021

Microswimming with Gonzalo @GaiaPigino lab @mpicbg. In his #modelorganism session he shows #cilia research in green algae.

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20 Jul 2021

Egyptian predoc Margrit @CRTDpress and Clara @tudresden_de smashing bananas with the kids to extract its #DNA 🧬

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20 Jul 2021

Our postdoc Tina @mpicbg @csbdresden is the queen of the c.elegans roundworms. Trying to catch them under the microscope 🔬

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20 Jul 2021

Introducing science to politics and vice versa. Thank you @geertmackenroth @saechsab for visiting today’s session and for supporting @science2school! 🙏🏻

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20 Jul 2021

We have a special guest today: @geertmackenroth the Saxon commissioner for foreigners @saechsab supports our project 👍🏻 We found that he is into science, too! 🧬🔬🦠 @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @digsbb @CRTDpress @csbdresden @PLID_Info @BIOTEC_TUD @tudresden_de

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20 Jul 2021

The Dresden Councillor for Urban Development, Construction, Transport and Real Estate @stephankuehn visited @mpicbg today to present and discuss the Dresden cycling concept. 🚲

27 Jul 2021

Of embryo mechanics and living foams

Otger Campàs appointed as Chair for Tissue Dynamics at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden, hosted at MPI-CBG

19 Jul 2021

Professor Anthony Hyman is a new member of the Leopoldina

Dresden cell biologist elected to the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences

2 Jul 2021

Remembering a brilliant scientist

Celebrating the life and science of Prof. Suzanne Eaton

1 Jul 2021

Transparency Agreement for Animal Research

MPI-CBG a first signing member of the initiative of the DFG and "Tierversuche verstehen" for open communication about animals in research.