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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

Mutations in the MSL3 gene lead to developmental disorders in children.

A new human syndrome affecting epigenetic landscape

September 17, 2018

Mutations in the MSL3 gene lead to developmental disorders in children. [more]
New study sheds light on the evolutionary origin of sex chromosome dosage

How flies got to the correct dose

September 07, 2018

New study sheds light on the evolutionary origin of sex chromosome dosage [more]
The German Stem Cell Network honours Max Planck group leader with Young Investigator Award

Stem cell research award for Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid

August 21, 2018

The German Stem Cell Network honours Max Planck group leader with Young Investigator Award [more]
New insights into the role of the transcription factor HLX in acute myeloid leukemia

Getting to the roots of acute myeloid leukemia

August 07, 2018

New insights into the role of the transcription factor HLX in acute myeloid leukemia [more]
ERC Starting Grant to investigate how specialized RNA processes influence the development and function of neurons

European Research Council honors Valérie Hilgers

July 31, 2018

ERC Starting Grant to investigate how specialized RNA processes influence the development and function of neurons [more]
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]
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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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