Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Pfotenhauerstraße 108, 01307 Dresden
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics   link
Location: Dresden
Affiliation: Max Plank Society

How do cells form tissues? How do tissues form organisms? Cell and developmental biologists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden devote their research to discovering how cell division and cell differentiation work, which structures can be found in cell organelles and how cells exchange information and materials. Physical processes play an important role here; processes which, for instance, influence the movement of molecular motors, such as actin and myosin. Model organisms like the fruit fly, zebrafish, roundworm or mouse help the 25 research groups to find answers to the very basic questions of life. Often, this research includes investigating diseases like diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease or retinal degeneration.

Research Focus

  • Motor Proteins/Cytoskeleton
  • Mammalian Neurogenesis
  • Microtubules/Cell Dvision
  • Cell Polarity
  • Endocytosis/Endosomes



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