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.

29 Nov 2021

Our conference exploring #StemCell-based models of development and disease is next week! Join us & research leaders like @nmoris @Marta_Shahbazi @NRivron @JesseVeenvliet @silvianeurompi @TheLutolfLab @GairdnerAwards @TheCrick @mpicbg on Thursday 9 Dec: 👉symposia.org.uk/courses/stem-c…

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29 Nov 2021

The tree is here! Small joys @mpicbg

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30 Nov 2021

On day 1, Veit Hagenmeyer (@KITKarlsruhe) introduces us to #digitaltwins of large-scale #energygrids. (Expect a live demonstration!) Later on, based on #multiphotonimaging, 3D reconstructions & #simulations Marino Zerial from @ZerialLab/@mpicbg tells us how our liver functions.

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24 Nov 2021

Congrats to all our #2021graduates @imprs_mpicbg & @digsbb ! The virtual format doesn't detract from their great achievement! These brilliant scientists earned their #PhD at @tudresden_de after hard work at @mpicbg @csbdresden @CRTDpress @BIOTEC_TUD @BCUBE_TUDresden.

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26 Nov 2021

We are happy to present the final program of our #AnnualWorkshop2021! Ten proven experts will share their knowledge about #DigitalTwins. If you are as excited as we are, join the event & register today! casus.science/events/casus-a… @UFZ_de @HZDR_Dresden @mpicbg @tudresden_de @uniwroc

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29 Nov 2021

Woohoo, beautiful, reproducible #gastruloids from @teamstembryo at @mpicbg! You can be proud @juliatxrres!

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24 Nov 2021

So fantastic to see the Dresden family again at @mpicbg ... Katja, @Honigmann_Lab @nadlerlab @J_Rodenfels

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26 Nov 2021

The Christmas tree 🎄 is up @mpicbg.

23 Nov 2021

#Lipid metabolism in #Parkinson disease: our collaborative work with @Lyon_LBMC is just published @PLOSGenetics! Congrats @MollereauLab and Dr. Oskar Knittelfelder! Proud to be a part of this exciting story! dx.plos.org/10.1371/journa…

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24 Nov 2021

FUGIS just published! Our new generic method for proteome-wide absolute quantification of #proteins is online now. Congratulations @rbharathkumar91 and all co-authors! Learn more about the power of FUGIS! Fully Unlabeled Generic Internal Standard (FUGIS) pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ac…

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23 Nov 2021

👉 The group's website is now live on the MPI-PKS page! Check it out and don't hesitate to reach out if you're interested in joining us! Come work on The Physics of Living Matter in Dresden! pks.mpg.de/plm

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22 Nov 2021

📢Bat1K is hosting an assembly workshop!😱Bioinformaticians Martin Pippel and Tom Brown (@mpicbg) will -step by step- lead you through the #assembly process. Sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1iZ7Zp…

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23 Nov 2021

📢Job Alert! Pls RT! We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist in #biochemistry with experience in #protein expression, purification and characterization @mpicbg Dresden. That sounds like you? 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬Then submit your application until 31 Dec 2021 here ➡️bit.ly/3DKb0JJ

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22 Nov 2021

What’s a little competition in a flow network? Check out @PredocFelix’s cool new work on antagonism between hydrodynamic and metabolic stimuli as driver of topology changes, here: arxiv.org/abs/2111.04326 Re-entrant behavior, compromised networks, and more! @mpicbg @csbdresden

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23 Nov 2021

Today, we have a special @science2school session at #BSZGastgewerbe. Our scientists from @mpicbg and @DZNE_en share their experiences as foreigners living in Dresden in round-table discussions. @saechsab @imprs_mpicbg @digsbb @tudresden_de @helmholtz_de @DZNE_de

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23 Nov 2021

🚨 Job alert 🚨 Please RT The @Honigmann_Lab and my lab have an open postdoctoral position joint between our groups @PoLDresden and @mpicbg to study epithelial organoid mechanics. If interested, please contact us via DM or email. Super excited about this collaboration! Join us!

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17 Nov 2021

Attending now at @fisipolimi the seminar on "Microscopy Image Restoration and Downstream Analysis" by Florian Jug @florianjug, group leader at @humantechnopole (Milan) and @mpicbg (Dresden)

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17 Nov 2021

📢We are hiring! 📢 Are you a talented, dynamic, independent and motivated scientist early in your career and interested in #ageing research? Then apply now and join us! ➡️age.mpg.de/career-educati… Registration open until Dec 2nd! @CECAD_ @UniCologne

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16 Nov 2021

The @ClarivateAG presented the #HighlyCitedResearchers list today. Amongst them is @mpicbg managing director Anthony Hyman @HymanLab and former @mpicbg director Kai Simons. Congratulations! 🥳 #HighlyCited2021 Full 2021 list: recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-… twitter.com/ClarivateAG/st…

16 Nov 2021

Podcast (in German) from @ExpIDForschung with @mpicbg research group leader and former director Prof. Wieland Huttner. He talks about his research on the evolution of the human brain. twitter.com/ExpIDForschung…

18 Nov 2021

Tony Hyman and Kai Simons included in the 2021 list of the “Global Highly Cited Researchers”

Two MPI-CBG researchers and 70 Max Planck researchers are amongst 6,600 international researchers on the "Global Highly Cited Researchers" list...

20 Oct 2021

TU Dresden awards Kai Simons with Badge of Honour

Recognition of outstanding individual achievements for the benefit of the TU Dresden

15 Sep 2021

Dining by the Goldene Reiter

5th Dresden “Gastmahl für alle” with MPI-CBG participation

6 Sep 2021

Federal Government and Free State of Saxony secure funding for CASUS until 2038

CASUS partner, including MPI-CBG, sign cooperation agreements at Open House event