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A growing selection of movies and podcasts presents research and scientists of the MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics.



The 2021 Heinrich Wieland Prize is awarded to immunologist Thomas Boehm from the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg. With this… more

BBC Earth interview with Thomas Boehm on the anglerfish (AmazeMe, facebook) more

2021 Leibniz Prize to Asifa Akhtar

Video March 15, 2021
In 2021, the most important German research prize went to Max Planck Director Dr. Asifa Akhtar at at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in… more
Recording of the virtual gala for the 2020 Gairdner Awards. Among the award winners was MPI-IE Emeritus Director Rolf Kemler. Together with Masatoshi Takeichi from… more
Rolf Kemler, Emeritus Director at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, has been awarded the 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award together… more
Who defines the traffice rules in the immune system? Immune cells patrol the blood vessels. Only in the event of inflammation or infection of the tissue, they… more
Davor Solter, who served as a Director at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg from 1991-2006, was awarded the 2018 Canada Gairdner… more

2018 Leibniz Prize to Erika Pearce

Video March 23, 2018
The most important German research prize went to Prof. Dr. Erika L. Pearce, biologist at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg. She… more
What makes identical twins identical? Genetics is not everything – indeed, studies with mice suggest it is more malleable than has previously been thought. Andrew… more
All cells in our bodies contain the same genetic information. Yet, these cells make up very different parts of the body like liver, heart, and eyes. This is achieved… more
T cells are an important component of the body’s immune system. As Erika Pearce explains, there are several types of T cells which form consecutively during the… more

Interview with Thomas Jenuwein on epigenetics in German TV (Quarks&Co, WDR Fernsehen, in German) more

Podcast & Audio

Thomas Boehm spricht mit Dominik Lenze über Impfungen. Der Max-Planck-Direktor erläutert, wie eine Immunreaktion beim Impfen konkret abläuft. more

Thomas Boehm talks to editor Dominik Lenze about vaccinations. The Max Planck Director explains how an immune reaction actually takes place during vaccination. more

Why can some people eat large amounts of sweets without getting fat, while others gain weight or even suffer from diabetes? – Thomas Jenuwein in an interview with Stephanie Pütz (hr Funkkolleg). more

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

This podcast provide a comprehensive overview on the most recent findings in the new field of epigenetics. Thomas Jenuwein answers questions about the DNA, Chromatin and how the packaging of the DNA controls the functioning of our cells. more

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