• We are innovative

  • We are bridging scales

  • We are training outstanding young academics

  • We are sharing resources

  • We are international

  • We are collaborators

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

We do pioneering work in the field of basic research: 500 curiosity-driven scientists representing 50 nationalities work at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden and ask: How do cells form tissues? The cross-disciplinary research program brings together people from different parts of the world and from a wide variety of backgrounds and creates a vibrant working environment and an exciting atmosphere.

In 2009, The Scientist voted the MPI-CBG the number one place in the world in academia, and also ranked it the number one place in the world to do a postdoc. The institute was named the "Most family-friendly company in Dresden" in 2012.

The MPI-CBG is part of DRESDEN-concept, a research alliance of Dresden University of Technology together with the four major German research institutions – Max Planck, Helmholtz, Fraunhofer, and Leibniz – aimed at the development and use of synergies in research, education, infrastructure, and administration.

23 Mar 2017

For Women in Science

Kate Lee is selected as "International Rising Talent"

20 Mar 2017

Elucidating the molecular logic of membrane-less compartments

Prestigious HFSP Program Grant to MPI-CBG Group Leader

17 Mar 2017

The Virtual Liver

Researchers establish a model that simulates biliary fluid dynamics in the liver that can be used to analyse liver functions perturbed in disease or...

17 Mar 2017

Solid or liquid?

Science Café on phase transition

3 Mar 2017

Girls Day 2017

What is it like to be a scientist?

28 Mar 2017

Spring is here! @imprs_mpicbg student Suhrid took this wonderful picture today. pic.twitter.com/hFwLApCS3c

28 Mar 2017

The virtual #liver: multiscale model could reduce number of animal experiments bit.ly/2o1vMRx @mpicbg @maxplanckpress

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

24 Mar 2017

@mate_palfy on timing of zygotic genome activation in #zebrafish. Friday seminar @mpicbg. Read his recent review… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

24 Mar 2017

@jpcleland this room is indeed awesome!

28 Mar 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Microscopy and Virtual Reality

Talk by Ulrik Günther

27 Apr 2017 / 10:00 / MPI-CBG

Girls Day

What is it like to be a scientist?

10 May 2017 / 17:00 / MPI-CBG

Juniordoktor: Eye Evolution

Seminar and hands-on experiment

16 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Transcription Factors

Talk by Mate Palfy

23 May 2017 / 14:30 / MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: The Epigenome

Talk by Dr. Mareike Albert

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