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.

24 May 2018

@MHThorsager and I giving insights about mechanistic force generation and control of early spiralian development in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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24 May 2018

Full house at Frank Jülicher's #Seniorenakademie talk on the 'biophysics of hearing' at #mpipks. No surprise there… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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24 May 2018

We will try to catch up with all the amazing work done by our postdocs at the @mpicbg and @csbdresden through a ser… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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27 Apr 2018

Senior citizens, school girls, and systems biology

Participation in Seniorenakademie and Girls’ Day

23 Apr 2018

Otto Hahn Medal for two MPI-CBG researchers

Award for outstanding scientific achievements

13 Apr 2018

An innovative and ambitious curriculum!

Kick-off for new Master’s program in “Computational Modeling and Simulation”

10 Apr 2018

Biology in Cyberspace

Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology

Jun 15

6pm - 1am / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, 01307 Dresden

Dresden Science Night

Science for everyone!

Dresden Science Night

Aug 12 – Aug 15

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

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference

Conference

10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference