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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)

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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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Research News & Press Releases

<p>Scientists uncover an unexpected role for the NSL complex during cell division.</p>

Epigenetic regulator moonlights in mitosis

August 05, 2015

Scientists uncover an unexpected role for the NSL complex during cell division.

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<p>The young researcher is awarded for his work in the field of metabolic diseases.</p>
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J. Andrew Pospisilik receives Prize by the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

July 09, 2015

The young researcher is awarded for his work in the field of metabolic diseases.

 

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A new interactive documentation provides exclusive insights into our fruit fly facility.

Lord of the flies

March 25, 2015

A new interactive documentation provides exclusive insights into our fruit fly facility. [more]
Scientists show that mature B cells can survive without the tyrosine kinase Syk.

B cell life without getting Syk

January 28, 2015

Scientists show that mature B cells can survive without the tyrosine kinase Syk. [more]
On January 1, 2015 Dr. Asifa Akhtar took over the managing directorship of the MPI-IE.

Asifa Akhtar - the new managing director of the MPI-IE

January 20, 2015

On January 1, 2015 Dr. Asifa Akhtar took over the managing directorship of the MPI-IE. [more]
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The MPI-IE participated again in this year's Science Fair at the M&uuml;nsterplatz 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 took place at December 3-5, 2014, in Freiburg.

3. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin took place at December 3-5, 2014, in Freiburg. [more]


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