How do cells form tissues?

We want to understand how cells form tissues and how these tissues develop into complex organisms.

MPI-CBG remembers Suzanne Eaton

Remembering Suzanne

Collected tributes to the life and legacy of Suzanne Eaton from family, friends and colleagues.

Remembering Suzanne

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.

  • Less is more - Shedding genes for a new life in water

    Genes lost in whales and dolphins helped adapting to an aquatic environment.

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  • Protective protein islands for the cytoskeleton

    Tau proteins form a protective layer around microtubules

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  • The Autoinjector: Robot-guided speedy needle

    New robotic platform for microinjection into single cells in brain tissue

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  • Mechanism follows form

    Cell nuclei get positioned via different mechanisms depending on tissue shape

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  • Making Nano Structures Visible with superCLEM

    New workflow combines two high-end microscopy methods

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  • Liquid crystal liver

    First and new realistic 3D model of the liver lobule since the year 1949

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  • Scavenger cells protect against worm infections

    Fluorescent protein makes scavenger cells visible

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18 Oct 2019

phdnet.mpg.de/offspring-blog… For MHAW, we feature an Offspring article discussing the history of depression, highlightin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Oct 2019

Look what @jogirstmair brought back from #Florida! Tiger flatworms, formerly known as #Maritigrella crozierae, now… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Oct 2019

Bend it like a #choanoflagellate. This is an impressive science story. The species was discovered in 2018 & now we… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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18 Oct 2019

Aerial Acrobatic Performance

Art event in the MPI-CBG as part of Dresden’s application for Capital of Culture 2025

17 Oct 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week

Max Planck Society-wide event for raising the awareness of mental health

26 Sep 2019

BINDER Innovation Prize for Meri Huch

New MPI-CBG research group leader receives prize for outstanding cell biological research

23 Sep 2019

Marino Zerial holds Fritz Lipmann Honorary Lecture

Award of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Nov 9

10:00 - 15:00 / MPI-CBG, Pfotenhauerstr. 108

11th Retina Information Day

Talks, presentations, and discussion on research on retinal diseases

11th Retina Information Day

Dec 3

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

Knowing where your head is - how to form a signal gradient?

Senior's Academy

Jan 14

14:30 / MPI-CBG

Senior's Academy

How cells control their shape

Senior's Academy