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Videos

Erika Pearce - How Does Metabolism Influence the Function of Different T Cell Types?

Asifa Akhtar – How Does the Enzyme MOF Work as a Molecular Bridge between Epigenetics and Metabolism?

Find additional information on the videos of Erika Pearce and Asifa Akhtar on latestthinking.org

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)

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 Researcher from Freiburg receives most prestigious German research award

Leibniz Prize 2018 for Erika Pearce

December 14, 2017

Max Planck Researcher from Freiburg receives most prestigious German research award [more]
RNA stem-loop is crucial for the survival of male flies

Trapped on roX

October 31, 2017

RNA stem-loop is crucial for the survival of male flies [more]
Max Planck group leader honoured for exceptional research and scientific potential by European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Nicola Iovino selected as EMBO Young Investigator

October 26, 2017

Max Planck group leader honoured for exceptional research and scientific potential by European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) [more]
MPI-IE researcher Aindrila Chatterjee receives Hans-Grisebach Award 2017 by the University of Freiburg

Aindrila Chatterjee receives Dissertation Prize

October 18, 2017

MPI-IE researcher Aindrila Chatterjee receives Hans-Grisebach Award 2017 by the University of Freiburg [more]
MPI-IE group leader receives ERC Starting Grant to investigate hematopoietic stem cell dormancy

ERC Grant for Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid 

September 22, 2017

MPI-IE group leader receives ERC Starting Grant to investigate hematopoietic stem cell dormancy [more]
How immune cells remain metabolically flexible over time

Well equipped

September 22, 2017

How immune cells remain metabolically flexible over time [more]
Max Planck researchers prove that we inherit more than just genes

Epigenetics between the generations

July 13, 2017

Max Planck researchers prove that we inherit more than just genes

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Events

Two days on the Freiburg minster market packed full of science, DNA and exciting insights in modern molecular biology.

Retrospective: Science Fair 2017

Two days on the Freiburg minster market packed full of science, DNA and exciting insights in modern molecular biology. [more]
Zukunftstag 2017 at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. On April 27th, 2017 the MPI-IE will open its doors to young adults, which are interested to visit the institute and want to learn more about the exciting world of modern molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research.

Zukunftstag 2017

Zukunftstag 2017 at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. On April 27th, 2017 the MPI-IE will open its doors to young adults, which are interested to visit the institute and want to learn more about the exciting world of modern molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research. [more]
On April 28th, 2016 more than 20 school children from Freiburg and surroundings visited the MPI-IE learned more about the exciting world of modern molecular biology and the profession of a scientist in this field of research.

Retrospective: Zukunftstag 2016

On April 28th, 2016 more than 20 school children from Freiburg and surroundings visited the MPI-IE learned more about 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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