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.

23 May 2019

Today #juniordoktor @stadt_dresden is in da house! In our 3D virtual reality CAVE @MOSAICgroup1 the kids were „insi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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23 May 2019

Hurray! Alice is the newest #PhD from the Zerial lab @mpicbg. Smiling with her #DoktorHut after defending her disse… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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23 May 2019

Happy to have our @imprs_mpicbg #PhDStudents back at @mpicbg after a rewarding #scientificretreat in Prague w their… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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23 May 2019

Our library is looking for a student helper! Apply until July 10th. mpi-cbg.de/education-care…

15 May 2019

Annual Career Symposium 2019

Ever considered a career outside of academia?

13 May 2019

The Invention of the Future

Exhibition in the Japanische Palais Dresden with participation of the MPI-CBG

30 Apr 2019

From Bangalore to Dresden

First postdoc in the Fellowship Program of the International Lipid Research Center

25 Apr 2019

Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the UK for MPI-CBG Alumnus

Ewa Paluch receives largest unrestricted prize for young scientists

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