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.

19 Mar 2018

With the contribution @HymanLab

19 Mar 2018

With contribution @HymanLab

16 Mar 2018

We are excited for Christina‘s projects!…

16 Mar 2018

@OigRauchmonster It looks like it! Let’s hope, we‘ll find it again soon.

15 Mar 2018

A First in the German Research Landscape

An internal partnership under civil law between TU Dresden and the Max Planck Institute enables the use of research synergies

27 Feb 2018

The Brain – My favourite Organ

Symposium on the occasion of Wieland Huttner’s 68th birthday

10 Jan 2018

A Potential new therapy for Parkinson’s disease?

Brochure and Website with background information

21 Dec 2017

Season's coding at #hackdd17

Hackathon on Fiji & KNIME Image Processing