Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
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.
Phone: +49 351 210-0
Fax: +49 351 210-2000
This institute has an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS):IMPRS for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology
Doctoral candidates are only accepted through the IMPRS-CellDevoSys selection procedure, which is conducted once a year.