Modern biomedical research requires cooperation – research collaborations are therefore very important for the MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. The institute participates in cooperative projects with national and international partners. In addition, individual researchers cooperate with institutions and labs worldwide.
TriRhena: Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg
Within the upper Rhine valley, the MPI-IE has established strong relationships with two major research institutions in this area: the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel (Switzerland), and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) in Strasbourg (France). Various scientific projects and interactions connect FMI, IGBMC, and MPI-IE. The most striking example is the “Tri-Rhena Transcription and Chromatin Club”: Organized by the three faculties, this a half-day symposium unites the region’s chromatin, epigenetics, and transcription groups on a bi-annual basis.
International Max Planck Center
Max Planck Centers form platforms within the scientific cooperation programs, where the participating Max Planck Institutes and their international partners can bundle their knowledge, experience and expertise and combine complementary methods and know-how to create added scientific value. They present a substantial reinforcement of the international cooperation efforts of the Max Planck Society.
The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics was involved in the Max Planck – The University of Tokyo Center of Integrative Inflammology that significantly strengthened the research alliance between Japan and Germany. The new center brought together the different approaches to study various aspects of inflammatory reactions to improve the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory conditions.
- University of Tokyo: Tadatsugu Taniguchi (Co-Director)
- Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics: Thomas Boehm & Rudolf Grosschedl (Co-Director)
- Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine: Dietmar Vestweber
- Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology: Stefan H.E. Kaufmann
- Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
- Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry: Reinhard Fässler
- Development and interplay of inflammation-related cells
- Regulation of inflammatory responses
- Infection and inflammation
The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) is part of an international network of research institutions and researchers in the biomedical field. Individual researchers maintain close research connections with a number of institutes and laboratories around the world and in various fields.