Category Archives: Dresden

The Postdoc Summer Chalk Talks 2020 continue with Patrick McCall and Samir Vaid

Chalk Talk announcement - Patrick and Samir - August 2020

Even though it’s 35°C outside and the wasp season is in full swing, a sizeable group of scientists gathered outside the entrance of the MPI-CBG to listen to Patrick McCall and Samir Vaid walk them through their research interests and outcomes in the second week of our summer chalk talk series. Patrick McCall, an ELBE […]

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Postdoc Summer Chalk Talks 2020 take off with Tina and Thomas

Keeping in mind social distancing rules while ensuring a relaxed and informal setting, Tina, Jacobo, and Anna launched the Postdoc Summer Chalk Talks 2020 at the MPI-CBG to offer a weekly Friday seminar during the summer holidays. In the first round, Tina Wiegend from the Hyman & Grill Labs, and Thomas Quail from the Brugués […]

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Annual Christmas Market outing

After Tony’s annual vision talk at our “Lab Day,” everyone gathered for glühwein and cheer at our traditional trip to the Neumarkt Christmas Market. Happy holidays, everyone!

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Dresden named the most “women-friendly” city in Germany

According to a ranking published in “Focus” magazine, Dresden is the most women-friendly city in the country! The study takes into account job opportunities, income equality, fun and leisure, and crimes against women and ranks the 77 largest cities in Germany accordingly. Dresden was named #1, scoring high on equality for women and quality of […]

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On xenophobia in Dresden, and its effect on research

Tony was interviewed for a recent article in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, where he discussed how the presence of the xenophobic group Pegida in Dresden is affecting the MPI-CBG. Click to read the article (article in German).

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Run & Roll raised €40,000 for refugees’ medical care!

Yesterday’s Run & Roll event was a huge success! Over 3,000 people participated, including many members of the MPI-CBG, and as a result, €40,000 was raised to open a special clinic for refugees in Dresden and surrounding areas. Read more in articles from the MPG and from the German news site DNN. Congratulations to the […]

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Congratulations to “Dresden – Place to Be,” winner of Citizen’s Prize for commitment to creating a welcoming culture in Dresden for immigrants and refugees

Congratulations to chairwoman Elisabeth Ehninger and the entire association of “Dresden – Place to Be“, honored yesterday by the German Press with the 6th annual Citizen of the Year prize. “Dresden – Place to Be” is an organization committed to creating an open and welcoming culture in our city for all immigrants and refugees. MPI-CBG Directors […]

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Run and Roll! Fundraiser for Refugees on Oct 4

The MPI-CBG is one of the organizers of a huge upcoming charity event for refugees: “Run and Roll! Dresden gets moving!” This fundraiser will specifically raise money to improve the medical care for refugees in and around Dresden. Participants can run/walk the 5.7km course around the Großer Garten in Dresden, or “roll” the course on […]

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Science in Dresden is international and colorful

Last night there was a huge event in the Dresden city center, “Open-minded and colorful — Dresden for all.” Over 22,000 people attended this concert and rally to show their support for tolerance, empathy, and open-mindedness in our city. MPI-CBG director Kai Simons gave a great speech, and our Media Department put together a fantastic […]

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Christmas Market season is here!

There is no denying the magic of the Dresden Christmas Markets, and the season is finally upon us. The Hyman lab took it’s annual outing on Tuesday, Dec 2 and visited one of our favorites, the Neumarkt Christmas market, for some Feuerzangenbowle, Handbrot, and fun. Happy Adventszeit (Advent/Christmas Season) everyone!

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  • Selected Videos


    iBio video about P granule formation


    An interview with Tony about Phase Transitions and Disease


    Phase separation in cell polarity: Saha et al, Cell 2016


    Encouraging Innovation, iBiology.org


    The genetics linking temperature and fertility in worms: Leaver et al, Biology Open 2016


    Cell PaperFlick on Phase Transitions in Disease


    Check out this playlist to watch all the videos in our "Two Minute Talk" Series


    Ways of Growing, a film created for the MitoSys Project


    What is a Discovery?


    Embryonic Development of C.elegans