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.

Alexander von Appen

Structural Self-Organization of Membranous Organelles
Chemistry
Biophysics

Jan Brugués

Self-organization of biological structures
Biophysics
Biology

Eric Geertsma

Membrane biochemistry of solute transport
Chemistry
Biology

Anne Grapin-Botton

Self-organization of cells into organ communities
Biology
Biophysics
CompBio
Chemistry

Stephan Grill

Biophysics
Biophysics

Pierre Haas

Self-Organization of Multicellular Systems
Biophysics

Alf Honigmann

Bio-membrane organization and function
Biophysics
Biology
Chemistry

Meritxell Huch

Tissue regeneration and its deregulation in disease
Biology

Wieland Huttner

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

© Sven Döring

Anthony Hyman

Organization of Cytoplasm
Biology
Biophysics

Frank Jülicher

Dynamic processes in cells and tissues
Biophysics

Elisabeth Knust

Control of cell polarity
Biology

Moritz Kreysing

Biophotonics and self-organization
Biophysics
Biology

Rita Mateus

Biophysical Principles of Vertebrate Growth
Biology
Biophysics

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

Marko Popovic

Order, disorder and rheology of biological systems
Biophysics

Jonathan Rodenfels

Energetics of Biological Systems
Biology

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

Jesse Veenvliet

Stembryogenesis
Biology
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