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Scientific network: local, nationwide and international collaborations of the MPI-IE

In many of our research projects we collaborate with local, nationwide and international partners to join our knowledge, talent and experience.

Strong network: University of Freiburg, Medical Center of the University and the MPI-IE

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg is an integral part of the local research community for over 50 years. Thus, it has long-standing collaborations with the University of Freiburg and its associated Medical Center. This partnership is reflected in the very successful cooperation regarding the joint University/MPI-IE Department of Molecular Immunology that conducts successful and ground-breaking research at the MPI-IE since 1996. With the new joint University/MPI-IE Laboratory of Immunometabolism, established in 2015, the MPI-IE was able to expand this partnership.

Furthermore, there are numerous research consortia that build on the collaborations between the MPI-IE and the University. The engagements of the MPI-IE in the clusters of Excellence such as BIOSS 2 “Centre for Biological Signalling Studies” as well as CIBSS “Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies” and the Center of Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI) prove the strong partnership between the institute and the university with its institutions. Besides, MPI-IE scientists show participation in various collaborative research consortia (CRC, German: Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) in Freiburg. Read more about local and nationwide CRC partnerships.

Another major focus of the interactions between the MPI-IE and the University of Freiburg is the education of young scientists. Group leaders are usually affiliated with the Faculties of Biology or Medicine and involved in active teaching, mainly at the graduate level (e.g. Oberseminare, Lecture Series Epigenetics). Further, all MPI-IE research groups participate in the International Max Planck Research School for Immunobiology, Epigenetics, and Metabolism (IMPRS-IEM). This joint international Ph.D. Program of the MPI-IE and the University of Freiburg provides an outstanding scientific education in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunobiology and Epigenetics and attracts highly motivated scientists to come to Freiburg each year.

Our worldwide network

Like many other Max Planck institutes, the MPI-IE operates worldwide based on international cooperations and projects. Our collaborations in Europe, Japan, and the United States build not only personal bridges for our scientist but also add scientific value, of which all research projects can benefit. Read more about our international cooperations.

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