马克斯普朗克分子细胞生物学和遗传学研究所（MPI-CBG）于1998年正式成立。致力于做开创性的基础研究。来自50多个国家的500名好奇心驱动的科学家探究细胞形成组织的机制，跨越多个规模，从分子组装到细胞器、细胞、组织、器官和生物体。细胞和发育生物学家致力于发现细胞分裂和细胞分化如何工作，在细胞器中可以找到哪些结构以及细胞如何交换信息和材料。物理过程在这里起着重要作用。例如，影响分子马达运动的过程，如肌动蛋白和肌球蛋白。模式生物，如果蝇，斑马鱼，蛔虫或小鼠，以及类器官 - 实验室培养的小型化和简化的组织或器官 - 帮助20多个研究小组找到生命基本问题的答案。该研究所还开发了在知识前沿工作所需的创新技术方法。物理学家，数学家和计算机科学家创建理论模型，从而将工作带入系统生物学领域。通常，这项基础研究的结果也为糖尿病、癌症、阿尔茨海默病或视网膜变性等疾病的诊断和治疗提供了线索。
The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) was officially established in 1998. Committed to doing groundbreaking basic research. 500 curious-driven scientists from more than 50 countries explore the mechanisms by which cells form tissues, spanning multiple scales, from molecular assembly to organelles, cells, tissues, organs and organisms. Cell and developmental biologists work to discover how cell division and cell differentiation work, what structures can be found in organelles and how cells exchange information and materials. Physical processes play an important role here. For example, processes that affect the movement of molecular motors, such as actin and myosin. Model organisms, such as flies, zebrafish, roundworms or mice, as well as organoids - lab-grown miniaturized and simplified tissues or organs - have helped more than 20 research teams find answers to life's fundamental questions. The Institute also develops innovative technological approaches needed to work at the frontiers of knowledge. Physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists create theoretical models that bring our work into the field of systems biology. Often, the results of this basic research also provide clues to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease or retinal degeneration.