Asifa Akhtar on "The beauty of the X chromosome
Asifa Akhtar is heading the Department of Chromatin Regualation. The major goal of her lab is to study the epigenetic mechanisms underlying X-chromosome specific gene regulation using Drosophila dosage compensation as a model system. More specifically, the lab is are interested in addressing how the dosage compensation complex, composed of RNA and proteins (the MSL complex), gets targeted to the X chromosome.
Asifa Akhtar about "The beauty of the X chromosome
Andrew J. Pospisilik and Harald Esterbauer on HO-1 makes Obese sick
Andrew J. Pospisilik, group leader at the MPI-IE, and Prof. DDr. Harald Estenbauer (Medical University of Vienna) explaining results of their study on “Heme Oxygenase-1 Drives Metaflammation and Insulin Resistance in Mouse and Man” and discussing how this enzyme affects the health of Obese.
Video interview on "HO-1 makes Obese sick"
Who am I not?
Video abstract on Pospisilik et al. 2016 – Cell 163 (3), 353-364.
We are actually a lot closer to the bugs than we thought, at least epigenetically. Watch the video abstract on the newly discovered regulatory, epigenetic switch, which causes individuals with identical genetic material, such as monozygotic twins, to either be lean or obese.
Andrew J. Pospisilik on the Epigenetic Switch for obesity
Epigenetics: Packaging Art in the Cell
Chromatin is a complex of macromolecules in cells dedicated to package the long DNA into a smaller volume to fit in the cell and thereby control gene expression and DNA replication. In this video Thomas Jenuwein, Director of the MPI-IE, explains the principles of Epigenetics and how the changes in in the packaging of the DNA in the cells affects the gene output.
Epigenetics – Packaging Art in the Cell
What is epigenetics?
Thomas Jenuwein, Director at the MPI-IE, on Epigenetics and its potential for a better understanding of development.
What is epigenetics? – Interview with Thomas Jenuwein
Thomas Boehm: Ernst-Jung Prize for Medicine 2014
The Jung Stiftung awards Prof. Dr. Thomas Boehm, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany, the Ernst-Jung Prize for Medicine 2014.
Thomas Boehm - Awardee of the Jung-Preis of Medizine 2014
Thomas Boehm: Education of T cells
In the thymus, T cells of the immune system learn to recognize pathogens. But a strange fish has no thymus: The lamprey. In this video Thomas Boehm, director at the MPI-IE, explains how this fish fights against viruses and bacteria.