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Epigenetics – Packaging Art in the Cell

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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

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The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology.

Immunobiology is concerned with the ways multicellular organisms defend themselves against pathogens. We study the evolutionary origins and the development of lymphoid organs and immune effector cells, the function of antigen receptors, and the genetic basis of host-pathogen interactions. This information underpins efforts to better diagnose and treat immunodeficiency and inflammatory diseases.
 
Epigenetics is the study of inheritable traits that are not caused by changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms are crucial for the organization and utilization of our genetic information. Since the susceptibility to diseases can be promoted by epigenetic dysfunction, epigenetic research has far-reaching implications for diagnosis and therapy of human disease.
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Scientists present an approach to investigate the repetitive portion of the genome and reveal how stem cells protect their genomic integrity.

Illuminating the dark side of the genome

July 17, 2014

Scientists present an approach to investigate the repetitive portion of the genome and reveal how stem cells protect their genomic integrity. [more]
For her personal development, as well as the outstanding academic and professional achievements Laura Kramps is awarded an apprentices award.

Apprentices Award of the Max Planck Society

July 17, 2014

For her personal development, as well as the outstanding academic and professional achievements Laura Kramps is awarded an apprentices award. [more]
Study unravels a link between obesity and diabetes and suggests promising therapeutic strategies.

HO-1 makes obese individuals sick

Study unravels a link between obesity and diabetes and suggests promising therapeutic strategies. [more]
B cells suffer high stress levels at certain stages. The protein MZB1 helps by facilitating the antibody folding.

Help for stressed immune cells

July 03, 2014

B cells suffer high stress levels at certain stages. The protein MZB1 helps by facilitating the antibody folding. [more]
Biologists in Freiburg determine the arrangement of cell membrane molecules using a nanoscale tape measure

Nanoscale order on the B cell

June 25, 2014

Biologists in Freiburg determine the arrangement of cell membrane molecules using a nanoscale tape measure [more]
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The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin will take place at December 3-5, 2014, in Freiburg. Registration is NOW OPEN.

3. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin will take place at December 3-5, 2014, in Freiburg. Registration is NOW OPEN. [more]


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