Research Groups

Our Research Groups are located at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Center of Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS). We merge approaches from biology, biophysics, chemistry and computational biology to understand how cells form tissues. For additional scientific areas, you can also view the research groups from our partner program, the DIGS-BB.

Biology
Biophysics
CompBio
Chemistry

Simon Alberti

Macromolecular assemblies and the organization of cytoplasm across space and time
Biology
Chemistry

Jan Brugués

Self-organization of biological structures
Biophysics
Biology

Suzanne Eaton

Long-range cell communication and tissue organization in the developing wing of Drosophila
Biology
Biophysics

Michael Hiller

Computational Biology and Evolutionary Genomics: Discovering phenotype-genotype associations
CompBio

Alf Honigmann

Bio-membrane organization and function
Biophysics
Biology
Chemistry

Wieland Huttner

Neural stem and progenitor cells and neocortex expansion in development and evolution
Biology

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Anthony Hyman

Organization of Cytoplasm
Biology
Biophysics

Florian Jug

Quantitative Bioimage Computation — Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Facilitate Biological Research
CompBio

Frank Jülicher

Dynamic processes in cells and tissues
Biophysics

Elisabeth Knust

Control of cell polarity
Biology

Moritz Kreysing

Biophotonics and self-organization
Biophysics
Biology

Teymuras Kurzchalia

Role of lipids in the functioning of the cell membrane and organism
Biology
Chemistry

Carl Modes

Network Complexity and Systems Biophysics
CompBio
Biophysics

Gene Myers

Exploring Cells & Systems via Image Analysis and Customized Microscopy
CompBio

André Nadler

Membrane Chemical Biology – Spotlight on lipids
Biology
Chemistry

Caren Norden

The retina: from simple epithelium to complex neuronal network
Biology

Gaia Pigino

Structural and functional studies of cilia and Intraflagellar Transport by 3D cryo-EM
Biology
Biophysics

Jochen Rink

Scale and proportion during planarian regeneration
Biology
CompBio

Steffen Rulands

Statistical physics of living systems
Biophysics

Ivo Sbalzarini

The MOSAIC Group: Scientific Computing for Image-based Systems Biology
CompBio
Biophysics

Andrej Shevchenko

Mass spectrometry in functional characterization of biological molecules
Biology
Chemistry

Jacqueline Tabler

Cell biology and dynamics of skull growth
Biology

Dora Tang

Dynamic protocellular systems
Biology
Biophysics
Chemistry

Pavel Tomancak

Patterns of gene expression in animal development
Biology
CompBio

Agnes Toth-Petroczy

Protein plasticity and evolution
CompBio

Nadine Vastenhouw

The regulation of gene expression during vertebrate embryogenesis
Biology

Vasily Zaburdaev

Collective dynamics of cells
Biophysics

Christoph Zechner

Adaptive Biosystems
CompBio

Marino Zerial

Principles of cell and tissue organization: from endocytosis to a systems understanding of liver structure and function
Biology
CompBio