Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Thu, 08/12/2010 - 11:42am


"How do cells form tissues?" has been and still is the question that researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics are tackling from different angles. Molecular cell biologists provide insight into basic processes of cellular life and organization. Developmental biologists and geneticists place these functions into the context of tissue development in different model organisms like zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans, or mouse. Once science has an understanding of how cellular control systems work, currently incurable illnesses may be diagnosed earlier with a view to developing more effective treatments. 'The Scientist' voted the institute number 1 place in the world in academia and number 1 in the world to do a postdoc. More information: Interested in more science videos? Then subscribe to

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