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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

Award for outstanding scientific achievements

Max Planck Society awards Otto Hahn Medal to Aindrila Chatterjee

June 11, 2018

Award for outstanding scientific achievements [more]
Molecular barriers prevent pancreatic cells from losing their identity

Diabetes results from a breakdown of epigenetic control

June 05, 2018

Molecular barriers prevent pancreatic cells from losing their identity [more]
High merit for Freiburg researcher

Michael Reth elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 11, 2018

High merit for Freiburg researcher [more]
Freiburg hosts its first Pint of Science festival from 14th-16th May 2018

Have a sip of science

May 04, 2018

Freiburg hosts its first Pint of Science festival from 14th-16th May 2018 [more]
Emeritus Max Planck Director is recognized for pioneering the concept of genomic imprinting

Davor Solter receives Gairdner Award 2018

March 28, 2018

Emeritus Max Planck Director is recognized for pioneering the concept of genomic imprinting [more]
A new method to unlock the secrets of gene regulation at the RNA level

uvCLAP

March 20, 2018

A new method to unlock the secrets of gene regulation at the RNA level

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Thomas Boehm appointed as Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation

New duties for Max Planck Director

January 29, 2018

Thomas Boehm appointed as Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation [more]
New work by the MPI-IE Bioinformatics Unit helps to understand how DNA is packed and organized

Exploring the packaging code for DNA

January 26, 2018

New work by the MPI-IE Bioinformatics Unit helps to understand how DNA is packed and organized [more]
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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 December 5th - 7nd, 2018, in Freiburg.

5. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin takes place on December 5th - 7nd, 2018, in Freiburg. [more]


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