Research group leaders do not get permanent positions. We believe that balancing a constant turnover of new people bringing fresh ideas on the one hand and good career mentoring, fair support, and appropriate employment conditions on the other hand is essential in order to be a successful research institution today.

Directors Emeriti

Wieland Huttner

Wieland Huttner

Director 1998 – 2018

Research Group Leader since 1998
Current research group at MPI-CBG

Elisabeth Knust

Elisabeth Knust

Director 2006 – 2019
Research Group Leader 2006 – 2023

Former Directors of MPI-CBG

knust(at)mpi-cbg.de

Gene Myers

Gene Myers

Director 2012 – 2022

Research Group Leader since 2012
Current research group at MPI-CBG

Kai Simons

Kai Simons

Director 1998 – 2006
Research Group Leader 1998 – 2012

CEO of Lipotype GmbH, a spin-off company from MPI-CBG
www.lipotype.com

simons(at)mpi-cbg.de

 


 Alumni Group Leaders

Simon Alberti

Simon Alberti

Research Group Leader 2010 – 2018

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden, Professor of Cellular Biochemistry
https://tu-dresden.de/cmcb/biotec/forschungsgruppen/alberti/uebersichtsseite

Ivan C. Baines

Ivan C. Baines

Former COO at MPI-CBG until 2022

https://mpfi.org/institute/institute-leadership/

Matthias Bochtler

Matthias Bochtler

Head, Joint MPG-PAN Junior Research Group 2001 – 2010

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Professor of Biological Sciences
www.iimcb.gov.pl

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Michael Brand

Michael Brand

Research Group Leader 1999 – 2006

CRTD - Center for Regenerative Therapies at TU Dresden
www.tu-dresden.de/cmcb/crtd/forschungsgruppen/crtd-forschungsgruppen/brand

 

Jan Brugués

Jan Brugués

Research Group Leader 2013 – 2022

Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) at TU Dresden, Chair of Spatiotemporal Organization of Subcellular Structures
https://physics-of-life.tu-dresden.de/research/core-groups/brugues

 

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Frank Buchholz

Frank Buchholz

Research Group Leader 2001 – 2010

TU Dresden, Professor for Medical Systems Biology
Functional Genomics in mammalian cells: Applications to cancer- and stem cell-biology

 

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Christian Dahmann

Christian Dahmann

Research Group Leader 2001 – 2012

TU Dresden, Professor of Systems Biology and Genetics
www.tu-dresden.de

 

Stefan Diez

Stefan Diez

Research Group Leader 2004 – 2015

B CUBE, TU Dresden, Heisenberg Professorship for BioNanoTools
www.bcube-dresden.de

 

Christian Eckmann

Christian Eckmann

Research Group Leader 2004 – 2014

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,
Heisenberg Professor of Developmental Genetics
https://blogs.urz.uni-halle.de/eckmannlab/

 

Suzanne Eaton

Suzanne Eaton

Research Group Leader 2000 – 2019

Remembering Suzanne

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Research Group Leader 2000 – 2006

University of Geneva
cms.unige.ch

 

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Research Group Leader 2000 – 2010

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
www.ist.ac.at

 

Michael Hiller

Michael Hiller

Research Group Leader 2011 – 2021

Professor at LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG), cooperation between Senckenberg Nature Research Society, and Goethe University

Alf Honigmann

Alf Honigmann

Research Group Leader 2015 – 2022

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden, Chair of Biophysics
https://tu-dresden.de/cmcb/biotec/forschungsgruppen/honigmann/uebersichtsseite

Joe Howard

Joe Howard

Director and Research Group Leader 2001 – 2014

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics, Yale University
https://howardlab.yale.edu/

 

Jan Huisken

Jan Huisken

Research Group Leader 2010 – 2017

Director of Morgridge Medical Engineering Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Madison
morgridge.org/research/medical-engineering/huisken-lab/

 

Florian Jug

Florian Jug

Research Group Leader 2017 – 2021

Human Technopole
https://humantechnopole.it/en/research-groups/jug-group/

Moritz Kreysing

Moritz Kreysing

Research Group Leader 2014 – 2023

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Professorship for Biophotonics in the Life Sciences

Teymuras Kurzchalia

Teymuras Kurzchalia

Research Group Leader 1998 – 2020

Eckhard Lammert

Eckhard Lammert

Research Group Leader 2002 – 2008

Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf
www.stoffwechsel.hhu.de

 

Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller

Research Group Leader 2001 – 2006

ETH Zürich
https://bsse.ethz.ch/department.html

 

Karla Neugebauer

Karla Neugebauer

Research Group Leader 2001 – 2014

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/karla_neugebauer/

 

Caren Norden

Caren Norden

Research Group Leader 2010 – 2020

Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência, Deputy Director for Science
gulbenkian.pt/ciencia/homepage/igc/organization/board/caren-norden/

Andy Oates

Andy Oates

Research Group Leader 2003 – 2013

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
https://oateslab.epfl.ch/

 

Ewa Paluch

Ewa Paluch

Research Group Leader 2006 – 2013

Professor of Cell Biophysics, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK
www.ucl.ac.uk

Gaia Pigino

Gaia Pigino

Research Group Leader 2012 – 2020

Human Technopole
https://humantechnopole.it/en/research-groups/pigino-group/

Jochen Rink

Jochen Rink

Research Group Leader 2011 – 2020

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
www.mpibpc.mpg.de/rink

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Elly Tanaka

Elly Tanaka

Research Group Leader 1999 – 2007

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
www.imp.ac.at

 

Christoph Thiele

Christoph Thiele

Research Group Leader 2000 – 2009

University of Bonn
www.limes.uni-bonn.de

 

Iva Tolic

Iva Tolic

Research Group Leader 2005 – 2014

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
www.irb.hr

 

Nadine Vastenhouw

Nadine Vastenhouw

Research Group Leader 2012 – 2021

Associate Professor at the Center for Integrative Genomics at the UNIL | University of Lausanne
https://www.unil.ch/cig/en/home/menuinst/research/prof-vastenhouw.html

Christiane Walch-Solimena

Christiane Walch-Solimena

Research Group Leader 2001 – 2007

Max Planck Society Administration
www.mpg.de

 

Wolfgang Zachariae

Wolfgang Zachariae

Research Group Leader 1999 – 2010

MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried
www.biochem.mpg.de