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<strong>Epigenetics - Second Edition</strong>
<div style="text-align: justify;">The second edition of the textbook "Epigenetics" (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) is now available. As part of the international editor team two scientists of the MPI-IE, Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein and Dr. Monika Lachner, significantly contributed to this book.</div> Zoom Image
Epigenetics - Second Edition
The second edition of the textbook "Epigenetics" (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) is now available. As part of the international editor team two scientists of the MPI-IE, Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein and Dr. Monika Lachner, significantly contributed to this book.
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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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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]
Fruit flies pass down changes in their metabolism from father to son.

Obesity - like father, like son

December 04, 2014

Fruit flies pass down changes in their metabolism from father to son. [more]
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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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