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The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin takes place on November 30th - December 2nd, 2016, at the MPI-IE in Freiburg.

4. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin takes place on November 30th - December 2nd, 2016, at the MPI-IE in Freiburg. [more]

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Asifa Akhtar about "The beauty of the X chromosome

Video interview with Asifa Akhtar, managing director of the MPI-IE

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

Profile of the Institute

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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Research News & Press Releases

Max Planck researchers reveal a very new facet of the epigenetic regulator MSL1

The secret double life of MSL

May 16, 2016

Max Planck researchers reveal a very new facet of the epigenetic regulator MSL1 [more]
Max Planck Scientists reveal that some B cells can survive without B cell receptor

Survival artists

February 09, 2016

Max Planck Scientists reveal that some B cells can survive without B cell receptor [more]
Scientists of the Max Planck Institute Freiburg discover a novel regulatory, epigenetic switch, which causes individuals with identical genetic material to either be lean or obese.

Epigenetic switch for obesity

January 28, 2016

Scientists of the Max Planck Institute Freiburg discover a novel regulatory, epigenetic switch, which causes individuals with identical genetic material to either be lean or obese. [more]
Max Planck scientists in Freiburg identify a new class of SUMO E3 enzymes

Lords of the SUMO chains

November 02, 2015

Max Planck scientists in Freiburg identify a new class of SUMO E3 enzymes [more]
Michael Reth is honoured with this years research professorship by the Jürgen Manchot foundation

Michael Reth honoured with the research professorship 2015 by the Jürgen Manchot Foundation

October 29, 2015

Michael Reth is honoured with this years research professorship by the Jürgen Manchot foundation [more]
Claudia Keller receives Ingrid zu Solms Prize for Sciences 2015

Claudia Keller is awarded with Ingrid zu Solms Prize 2015

October 28, 2015

Claudia Keller receives Ingrid zu Solms Prize for Sciences 2015 [more]
Erika Pearce was appointed new director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg. Starting in September 2015, she will join the management board of the institute and become Head of the new department of Immunometabolism. 

Erika Pearce – new director at the MPI-IE

October 12, 2015

Erika Pearce was appointed new director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg. Starting in September 2015, she will join the management board of the institute and become Head of the new department of Immunometabolism.  [more]
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg describe a molecular mechanism that facilitates dosage compensation in flies.

MSL HAS delivered: The Logistics on the Drosophila X chromosome

October 01, 2015

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg describe a molecular mechanism that facilitates dosage compensation in flies. [more]
University of Freiburg researchers have applied super-resolution methods to study the organization of receptors on B lymphocytes

A glimpse into the nanoworld of lymphocyte cell membranes

September 17, 2015

University of Freiburg researchers have applied super-resolution methods to study the organization of receptors on B lymphocytes [more]
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Events

The MPI-IE participated again in this year's Science Fair at the Münsterplatz on July 10/11.

Freiburg Science Fair 2015

The MPI-IE participated again in this year's Science Fair at the Münsterplatz on July 10/11. [more]
The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin takes place on November 30th - December 2nd, 2016, in Freiburg.

4. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin takes place on November 30th - December 2nd, 2016, in Freiburg. [more]


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