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2020 Gairdner International Awards: Rolf Kemler

2020 Canada Gairdner international awardee for the “discovery, characterization and biology of cadherins and associated proteins in animal cell adhesion and signalling” – Rolf Kemler shares this award with Masatoshi Takeichi
Podcast: Why can some people eat large amounts of sweets without getting fat, while others gain weight or even suffer from diabetes? - Thomas Jenuwein in interview with Stephanie Pütz. (only available in German)

Everyone is eating differently - Nutrition and genes

Podcast: Why can some people eat large amounts of sweets without getting fat, while others gain weight or even suffer from diabetes? - Thomas Jenuwein in interview with Stephanie Pütz. (only available in German) [more]

This episode is part of the podcast series Funkkolleg 2019/2020 “Nutrition: Delight. Health. Business” by hr

Asifa Akhtar talks about how the male-specific lethal (MSL) complex, and the histone acetyltransferase MOF in particular, contributes to the regulation of the dosage compensation process.

Discussing X Chromosome Dosage Compensation

Asifa Akhtar talks about how the male-specific lethal (MSL) complex, and the histone acetyltransferase MOF in particular, contributes to the regulation of the dosage compensation process. [more]

Tim Lämmermann: Who defines the traffic rules in the immune system?

Immune cells patrol the blood vessels. Only in the event of inflammation or infection of the tissue, they receive the necessary green light to suddenly leave the vessels. Here, the cells cross the field - attracted by signals emitted by the damaged tissue. Scientists at the MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg are investigating these movements.

This video only available in German is part of the #wonachsuchstdu campaign of the Max Planck Day 2018.

2018 International Awards: Davor Solter & Prof. Azim Surani

2018 Canada Gairdner international awardees “for their discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease.”

J. Andrew Pospisilik - Rethinking DNA as a blueprint for development

What makes identical twins identical? Genetics is not everything – indeed, studies with mice suggest it is more malleable than has previously been thought. Andrew Pospisilik, of the MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, explains at World Economic Forum 2017 in Dalian what this new understanding implies for unlocking human potential.
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) [more]

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.

Use this link to latestthinking.org to get additional information (chapters, subtitles, papers, beyond science videos).

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.

For additional information (chapters, subtitles papers and a beyond science video section please use this link: latestthinking.org

Asifa Akhtar – “The beauty of the X chromosome”

Video interview with Asifa Akhtar, managing director of the MPI-IE

“Who am I not?” – J. Andrew Pospisilik on the Epigenetic Switch for obesity

We are actually a lot closer to the bugs than we thought, at least epigenetically. Watch the video abstract on the newly discovered regulatory, epigenetic switch, which causes individuals with identical genetic material, such as monozygotic twins, to either be lean or obese.

Video abstract of the publication: Dalgaard K et al. 2016 Cell 164 (3), 353-364.

Video interview on "HO-1 makes Obese sick"

Andrew J. Pospisilik, former group leader at the MPI-IE, and Prof. DDr. Harald Estenbauer (Medical University of Vienna) explaining results of their study on “Heme Oxygenase-1 Drives Metaflammation and Insulin Resistance in Mouse and Man” and discussing how this enzyme affects the health of Obese.

Video interview for the publication: Jais et al. 2014 Cell 158 (1), 25-40.

Thomas Jenuwein on the “Packaging art in the cell”

Chromatin is a complex of macromolecules in cells dedicated to package the long DNA into a smaller volume. In this video Thomas Jenuwein, Director of the MPI-IE, explains the principles of Epigenetics and how the changes in in the packaging of the DNA in the cells affects the gene output.

Thomas Jenuwein – What is epigenetics? (Interview)

Thomas Jenuwein, Director at the MPI-IE, on Epigenetics and its potential for a better understanding of development.

Thomas Boehm - Awardee of the Jung-Preis of Medizine 2014

Award video

Thomas Boehm and the education of T cells

In the thymus, T cells of the immune system learn to recognize pathogens. But a strange fish has no thymus: The lamprey. In this video, Thomas Boehm, director at the MPI-IE, explains how this fish fights against viruses and bacteria.