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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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Movies

Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein on epigenetics (Quarks&Co, WDR Fernsehen, July 5th, 2016, german)

How the cell controls our genes

Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein on epigenetics (Quarks&Co, WDR Fernsehen, July 5th, 2016, german)

Asifa Akhtar about "The beauty of the X chromosome

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

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

Ken Lam, Post-Doc in the Akhtar Lab, receives the Otto Hahn Medal for his outstanding research in the field of chromatin regulations.

Otto Hahn medal to Ken Lam

June 16, 2016

Ken Lam, Post-Doc in the Akhtar Lab, receives the Otto Hahn Medal for his outstanding research in the field of chromatin regulations. [more]
Understanding changes in T cell metabolism offers new pathways in cancer treatment

Shape-shifting in the fight against cancer

June 10, 2016

Understanding changes in T cell metabolism offers new pathways in cancer treatment [more]
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]
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Events

Zukunftstag 2016 at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. On April 28, 2016 the MPI-IE opened its doors to young adults, which were interested to visit the institute and wanted to learn more about the the exciting world of modern molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research.

Zukunftstag 2016

Zukunftstag 2016 at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. On April 28, 2016 the MPI-IE opened its doors to young adults, which were interested to visit the institute and wanted to learn more about the the exciting world of modern molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research. [more]
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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