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.

21 Oct 2021

Meet Marino today at the Cim-IMPRS GSM 2021 in #Münster! twitter.com/CiMIMPRS/statu…

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21 Oct 2021

It was a very stormy fall day today in Dresden. 💨 🍂🍁

21 Oct 2021

@mpicbg Autumn day at MPI-PKS. To firat approximation, wind is negligible in the picture.

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21 Oct 2021

@YitengDang Beautiful pic!

21 Oct 2021

Big congratulations to Kai who has really formed the Dresden scientific miracle. twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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20 Oct 2021

The first day of our Virtual Workshop "Recent Advances in scEpigenomics" is kicked-off by Steffen Rulands (@rulandsgroup, @mpicbg). Join us and register here: bit.ly/scog-epi @singlecellomics #scogepi21

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20 Oct 2021

Very happy 😀 There wouldn’t be any life sciences here in Dresden without Kai and the other founding directors. Classical quote of Kai “think of it!” 😊😉 twitter.com/mpicbg/status/…

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20 Oct 2021

#BiAPoL / @PoLDresden on excursion to @rita_d_mateus lab / @mpicbg and getting our 🔬🖥️ hands dirty in dishes full of 🐟🐟

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20 Oct 2021

The @tudresden_de awards Kai Simons with Badge of Honour. Kai is one of the founding directors of @mpicbg. Congratulations! 🎉 mpi-cbg.de/news-events/la…

19 Oct 2021

Autumn 🍂 day @mpicbg.

18 Oct 2021

Don't forget to tune in TOMORROW at 11AM for Tony Hyman's #LMBSeminar. Tony Hyman (@HymanLab), from @mpicbg, will be discussing 'Biomolecular Condensates and their Implications for Physiology and Disease.' For more info click here: www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/news-and-event… #LMBZoominar

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8 Oct 2021

Meet Dr. Jan Brugués, Group leader @janbrugues What they do: Combine physics and molecular biology to identify priciples of protein self-organisation and the physics of how cells work Where: @mpicbg Visit phdsymposium.embl.org To register #emblphdsymposium #EMBLTheBigPicture

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19 Oct 2021

Our new PostDoc @radrezzasilvia just has arrived to make the #Lipidomics @LabShevchenko team stronger! Looking forward to new expertise and exciting work together! Welcome, Silvia! #TeamMassSpec @mpicbg twitter.com/radrezzasilvia…

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19 Oct 2021

#LipidXplorer2: our new tool for untargeted #lipidomics coming soon! @_jacobomiranda will do the first presentation of its new features Friday at 4pm @mpicbg. "Evolution of Lipidomics Software: Engineering New Generation of LipidXplorer" @LabShevchenko @denbiOffice #TeamMassSpec

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18 Oct 2021

I'm thrilled, our proposal to @AgenceRecherche & @dfg_public was accepted🎉🍾 With @maverof/@IGFLyon, @PavelTomancak/@mpicbg and #BiAPoL @PoLDresden we'll dive into the interstice between development and regeneration and further develop the Elephant and Mastodon plugins @FijiSc😃

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18 Oct 2021

Want to know how Wolverine regenerates and what adult stem cells have to do with it? Check out the fascinating talk by @HansClevers from @TheCleversLab hosted by @mpicbg! Learn how #organoids can help to study #COVID19, and ask your questions online at enabla.com/pub/684/

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14 Oct 2021

#QBMSymposium2021 Stephan Grill @StephanGrill : "A condensate dynamic instability orchestrates oocyte actomyosin cortex activation"

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13 Oct 2021

Our work on quantitative droplet dynamics is out in eLife! We use theory and experiment to quantify molecular motion in condensates, and relate partitioning and diffusion! Thanks to @WebersGroup @DoraTang5 @BosseStefansson @CelinaLove3 and LMF @mpicbg! elifesciences.org/articles/68620

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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

27 Jul 2021

Of embryo mechanics and living foams

Otger Campàs appointed as Chair for Tissue Dynamics at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden, hosted at MPI-CBG