Category Archives: MPI-CBG News

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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Hyman Lab Show ‘n’ Tell

During the Show ‘n’ Tell session at “MPI-CBG Day” last week, the Hyman lab put on interactive and edible demonstrations for our visitors. Amayra made Spanish tortillas in the form of cells and spindles; Susanne, Andrea, and Marit taught people everything they wanted to know about C. elegans (and gummy worms); and Jeff put 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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The Hyman lab gets glamorous for the MPI Christmas Party

Last Friday, Dec 12 was the annual MPI-CBG Christmas party, and this year the theme was “CBG: Chic, Beautiful, Glamorous.” The dress code was black tie, and it was great to see so many people decked out in their finest, including Tony in his tux! The whole party was fabulously organized by Reni Schimmel and […]

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MaxSynBio kicks off today at the MPI-CBG

MaxSynBio, a multi-disciplinary research network of labs from nine different Max Planck Institutes, kicks off today with a 3-day meeting and workshop held at the MPI-CBG. This research consortium aims to approach the field of Synthetic Biology from a fundamental perspective of basic research, taking a bottom-up approach towards understanding biology. The Hyman Lab is […]

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Groundbreaking event for the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD)

The Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) is an interdisciplinary institute which was built on the joint research program between the MPI-CBG and the MPI-PKS.

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See a video of Tony at “2 im Boot”

Did you miss 2 im Boot? Now’s your chance to see what it was like! Check out this 4-minute video for a glimpse into the fun evening on a historic steamboat with Tony and Prof. Holger Brandes.

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Long Night of Science at the MPI

It’s that time of year again! The MPI will open its doors to the public tomorrow from 6pm to 1am for a long night of science and fun.

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#CBGday: adventures in Dresden!

On Friday June 27, hundreds of people from the MPI-CBG flooded the streets of Dresden for our first annual CBG Day!

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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