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.

13 Apr 2021

This is some pretty cool stuff coming out of the @MOSAICgroup1 @csbdresden @mpicbg Congrats. twitter.com/MOSAICgroup1/s…

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13 Apr 2021

How to ensure models learned from data are physically consistent? Group sparsity can help! New work from @surimk92 with @microbionaut and @BevanCheeseman done at our @csbdresden @mpicbg @imprs_mpicbg @PoLDresden Now out in @PhysRevE journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/1…

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9 Apr 2021

Please spread the word, we are looking for a new colleague at the Centre for Membrane and Cell Physiology at UVA!

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13 Apr 2021

We evolved transparent mammalian cells. Various phenotypes, transcriptionally distinct & happily replicating. Published now @jbiophotonics. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jb… @mpicbg @csbdresden @ERC_Research #openaccess

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12 Apr 2021

Rainy day in Dresden today.

12 Apr 2021

🗣️ #PRBB #CRG Conference Gaia Pigino: @mpicbg Host: Thomas Surrey #CRG "Towards a mechanistic understanding of cilia biology with CLEM and Cryo-EM" 📆 Friday 16/04/2021 ⌚️ 12:00 Online conference ➡️ bit.ly/321EyRQ

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9 Apr 2021

The @mpicbg is one of 47 partners of the EuroGCT initiative with the goal of providing reliable and accessible information about the use of cells and genetic material to treat disease. twitter.com/EdinburghUni/s…

9 Apr 2021

First day of warm sun after some cold days. @csbdresden @mpicbg

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8 Apr 2021

We are looking for a Head of Finance. In this senior position in the management of the institute, you will be responsible for the overall management of the @mpicbg finances, income and expenditures. Apply until May 15. Looking forward to your application! mpi-cbg.de/education-care…

8 Apr 2021

Apply until May 16th for a postdoctoral position in Protein Biochemistry in the lab of @mpicbg director Marino Zerial. You will work in an interdisciplinary project that aims to study protein compartmentalization on the endosomal membrane. mpi-cbg.de/education-care…

8 Apr 2021

We offer a COVID-19 rapid test at least once a week for our colleagues @mpicbg @csbdresden for a safer work environment.

6 Apr 2021

Genom.🧬 Analysen➡️ der letzte gem. Vorfahre v. Wal🐳+Nilpferd🦛 lebte an Land. "Wasserhaut" entwick. sich unabh. voneinander. Das fanden Forschende um @hillermich @LOEWE_TBG heraus @goetheuni @Senckenberg @Fraunhofer @geobiodiversity @jlugiessen @mpicbg senckenberg.de/de/pressemeldu… twitter.com/LOEWE_TBG/stat…

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6 Apr 2021

New insights in mammal #evolution: Last common ancestor of whales & hippos was a land-dweller. Suggested by genomic analyses led by Michael Hiller published @CurrentBiology. Press release: tinyurl.com/jm6c56v4 @AMNH @mpicbg @goetheuni @UCRiverside @UCIrvine @geobiodiversity twitter.com/hillermich/sta…

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30 Mar 2021

Das #BMBF -geförderte CAMINO-Programm @tudresden_de richtet sich an forschungsaktive Ärztinnen & Ärzte nach ihrer Facharztausbildung & vergibt 8 #Stipendien für Innovative & translationale onkologische #Forschung: ow.ly/dUZ650EcdL2 #Onkologie

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31 Mar 2021

We are pleased to welcome two new #StemJournal board members: Fredrik Lanner as Senior Editor; and Meri Huch as Associate Editor. Our team is ready to deal with your submissions! Discover the next step & how to submit at: stemjnl.com #StemCells #Research #OpenAccess

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2 Apr 2021

🚨 NEW RESEARCH ALERT! A recent study, led in part by Museum researchers, suggests that aquatic skin adaptations of whales & hippos evolved independently. 🐋🦛 Read more about the exciting findings in our latest blog post: bit.ly/3mfu5vp

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2 Apr 2021

Genomic (#geneloss) signatures & detailed histology show that aquatic skin adaptations evolved independently in hippos and cetaceans. @CurrentBiology tinyurl.com/zba7p6x6 Great collab w Marc Springer, John Gatesy, Maksim Plikus, Matthias Huelsmann&co @LOEWE_TBG @mpicbg @AMNH

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6 Apr 2021

How the hippo got aquatic skin: hippos & cetaceans – #whales, #dolphins & #porpoises – evolved skin independently, new study suggests🦛🐋🐬 eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2… @UCIrvine @AMNH @UCRiverside @mpicbg @LOEWE_TBG @maxplanckpress

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25 Mar 2021

@GaiaPigino Congratulations! 🎉

25 Mar 2021

Super happy to be part of this great team! twitter.com/JCellBiol/stat…

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23 Mar 2021

Start of the first DRESDEN-concept Research Group

Dr. Rita Mateus joins the Dresden research community with her research on organ growth and structural colors.

1 Mar 2021

EMBO New Venture Fellowship in memory of Suzanne Eaton

Support for early career scientists to explore alternative areas of research.

28 Jan 2021

Dresden Research Community Statement in Support of Diversity and Foreign Residents

Embracing diversity for successful biomedical research in Dresden.

22 Jan 2021

Self-Organization of Multicellular Systems

New research group leader has arrived