• 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.

20 Jan 2017

Learning from Mistakes

The F*CK UP Science Café

20 Jan 2017

German-Indian Postdoc Experience

New Joint Postdoctoral Program

20 Jan 2017

Polarity, polarity!

MPI-CBG Science Spotlight on the Knust Lab

6 Jan 2017

Skulls and Statistics

Two new MPI-CBG research group leaders

19 Dec 2016

Max Planck Neuroscience

Come see and share the future of neuroscience!

23 Feb 2017

Excellent hire! @ksedzinski lab is going to rock! @mpicbg predoc alumni. twitter.com/UCPH_DanStem/s…

Retweeted by MPI-CBG Dresden

22 Feb 2017

Utpal Banerjee @UCLA will join @EMBOevents workshop on the Awakening of the genome: The maternal-to-zygotic transition. Apr. 23-26 @mpicbg!

22 Feb 2017

@arghya3 @UCLA @EMBOevents oops. So Sorry. Looks like auto correct took over :( We will twee the correct name!

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

Seniorenakademie: Cells - innovative material

Talk by Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

2 Mar 2017 / 16:30 / MPI-CBG


Be a social media reporter for one day!

21 Mar 2017 / 20:00 / GrooveStation

Science Café: Phase Separation

Solid or liquid?

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

Seniorenakademie: Microscopy and Virtual Reality

Talk by Ulrik Günther

10 May 2017 / 17:00 / MPI-CBG

Juniordoktor: Eye Evolution

Seminar and hands-on experiment

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