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Dresden Science Night at the MPI-CBG on June 14th

The Max Planck Instiute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics will be opening its doors again for the Dresden Science Night on June 14th, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. Everybody is welcome to participate in our diverse and exciting program.

Children can pipette or estimate the number of flies in a tube during Science Night at the MPI-CBG. There will be guided tours for children to see the zebrafish. At eleven science stations, visitors can have a look at miniature liver models, learn about embryonic stem cells, transgenic mice, and animal welfare, see the smallest structures in a cell, and find water creatures in the institute's pond and identify them with researchers. You can observe forces within developing embryos, learn how researchers understand how our organs grow to acquire the size and shape that fits the body, learn about sustainable science, discover the architecture of the liver, or see stem cells from various animals under the microscope, from which researchers learn about the pregnancy length in different animals. At two stations, you learn all about proteins, the power tools in the smallest factory in the world: the cell. Isolate proteins yourself and predict the structure and function of proteins using computers. Prof. Wieland Huttner will give a talk at 6 p.m. on the development of the human brain and what distinguishes us from Neanderthals.

This year, we offer guided tours in Russian, Ukrainian, and Arabic at our science stations. Interested people can ask at the reception desk for a guide.

Once a year, Dresden's universities, non-university research institutions, and science-related businesses open their doors to the general public. Interested visitors will be able to experience science and technology, research and innovation, art, and culture through a variety of lectures, experiments, guided tours, displays, and films. We are looking forward to your visit!

The full program at the MPI-CBG is available here.
The program of the Dresden Long Night of Science can be found here.