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

The research presented in this video investigates how the metabolism of the T cells influences the development of effector and memory T cells by blending in vitro and in vivo approaches.

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

In this video Asifa Akhtar, group leader at the MPI-IE, explains that the enzyme MOF is not only present in the nucleus but also in the mitochondria and how this finding might provide a new perspective on how changes in the environment that influence the metabolism can impinge on the expression of genes.

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

Freiburg researchers dissect COVID-19 immunity of recovered patients

Interleukin-33 involved in immunity to SARS-CoV-2

April 09, 2021

Freiburg researchers dissect COVID-19 immunity of recovered patients [more]
How sulfur metabolism may have paved the way for the evolution of multicellularity

Sulfur: the consequences

February 24, 2021

How sulfur metabolism may have paved the way for the evolution of multicellularity [more]
Beyond the Borders: Equality in Science & Society

2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2021

Beyond the Borders: Equality in Science & Society [more]
How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells

Drop the stress

February 05, 2021

How protein condensation slows down gene activity and ensures the survival of stressed cells [more]
Germany’s most prestigious research funding prize goes to Freiburg-based Max Planck researcher

Asifa Akhtar receives 2021 Leibniz Prize

December 10, 2020

Germany’s most prestigious research funding prize goes to Freiburg-based Max Planck researcher [more]
The single X chromosome of male fruit flies can be just as active as the two X chromosomes of females thanks to two sticky molecules

A gel for dosage compensation

November 18, 2020

The single X chromosome of male fruit flies can be just as active as the two X chromosomes of females thanks to two sticky molecules [more]
German Genetics Society honors MPG doctoral researcher for outstanding research on epigenetic inheritance

Fides Zenk receives 2020 Gateff Prize

November 11, 2020

German Genetics Society honors MPG doctoral researcher for outstanding research on epigenetic inheritance [more]
Repetitive elements trigger RIG-I-like receptors to enhance hematopoietic stem cell formation

The right tune for blood

November 09, 2020

Repetitive elements trigger RIG-I-like receptors to enhance hematopoietic stem cell formation [more]
An unusual mechanism of robustness in charge of brain mRNAs

The line of succession

October 01, 2020

An unusual mechanism of robustness in charge of brain mRNAs [more]
Researchers generate a cell atlas of lung innate lymphoid cells and discovered local renewal of these cells in lung tissue

Innate lymphoid cells regenerate within lung

September 30, 2020

Researchers generate a cell atlas of lung innate lymphoid cells and discovered local renewal of these cells in lung tissue [more]
German Society for Immunology (DGfI) honours Max Planck Director

Thomas Boehm receives 2020 German Immunology Award

September 28, 2020

German Society for Immunology (DGfI) honours Max Planck Director [more]
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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. 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

March 28, 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. 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 10th - 12th, 2020.

6. Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting

The international meeting on the broad area of epigenetics and chromatin took place in Freiburg on December 10th - 12th, 2020. [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

September 14, 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

April 27, 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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