Open Positions

The IMPRS-IEM application portal for admission in 2020 is now open.

Welcome to the IMPRS-IEM PhD Program

The IMPRS-IEM application portal for admission in 2020 is now open. [more]

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Events & Seminars

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

Scientists discover how a modification of the nuclear lamina maintains nuclear shape

Earthquake in the cell

October 01, 2019

Scientists discover how a modification of the nuclear lamina maintains nuclear shape [more]
MPI-IE trainees Sophia Bares and Jule Friehs receive awards by the Max Planck Society

Two Max Planck trainee awards for Freiburg

August 30, 2019

MPI-IE trainees Sophia Bares and Jule Friehs receive awards by the Max Planck Society [more]
The lab of Asifa Akhtar shares with CAPRI and MAPCap new technologies to investigate RNA-Protein interactions and transcription start sites

New methods for the lab

July 30, 2019

The lab of Asifa Akhtar shares with CAPRI and MAPCap new technologies to investigate RNA-Protein interactions and transcription start sites [more]
Scientists discover previously unknown subtypes of liver cells in health and disease

A Human Liver Cell Atlas

July 10, 2019

Scientists discover previously unknown subtypes of liver cells in health and disease [more]
The Freiburg Max Planck Director Asifa Akhtar has been appointed as a member of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina

New member of the Leopoldina

June 25, 2019

The Freiburg Max Planck Director Asifa Akhtar has been appointed as a member of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina [more]
Max Planck director and epigeneticist honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thomas Jenuwein elected international member of the American Academy

April 17, 2019

Max Planck director and epigeneticist honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences [more]
Thomas Boehm receives his second ERC Advanced Grant

EU funding for Freiburg Max Planck Director

March 28, 2019

Thomas Boehm receives his second ERC Advanced Grant

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Max Planck researchers reveal how the DNA is made accessible for gene transcription.

Who keeps an eye on the house keeper?

March 04, 2019

Max Planck researchers reveal how the DNA is made accessible for gene transcription.

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Events
Career orientation at the Zukunftstag 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. In 2019, one month earlier due to the Easter holidays: On 28.03.2019, we again invite interested young people to get to know the exciting world of molecular biology as well as the profession of a researcher.

Zukunftstag 2019

Career orientation at the Zukunftstag 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) as part of the nationwide Girls' Day & Boys' Day initiative. In 2019, one month earlier due to the Easter holidays: On 28.03.2019, we again invite interested young people to get to know the exciting world of molecular biology as well as the profession of a researcher. [more]
The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin took place in Freiburg on December 5th - 7th, 2018.

5. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin took place in Freiburg on December 5th - 7th, 2018. [more]
The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg will organize a public event on the occasion of the MPG-wide “Max Planck Day”. Learn more about our Max Planck evening #wonachsuchstdu.

Max-Planck-Tag 2018

The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg will organize a public event on the occasion of the MPG-wide “Max Planck Day”. Learn more about our Max Planck evening #wonachsuchstdu.
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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]
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