From the lab to the market

Max Planck Freiburg participates in Science Fair 2017 at Freiburg Minster market from 14.-15. July 2017.

July 10, 2017

Meet scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunbiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) at the upcoming Science Fair at the Minster market in the city center of Freiburg. There you can learn more about our most favorite topics: Immunobiology and Epigenetics.

We explain to you how exactly our body with its immune system succeeds to protect itself against parasites and toxins and how we want to improve the immune response. But we provide also a lot of information about the rising field of epigenetics. What is epigenetics? Epigenetics is, in principle, a additional layer of inherited information that is found within the DNA packaging, that gives our cells important instructions on how to read the DNA code. These molecular mechanisms change throughout our life and in response to our environment or lifestyle and are responsible that in cells either genes are switched on or off without changing the DNA.

Sounds complicated? No problem! Just visit the Max Planck booth (No. 44 on Campus 04) and quench your thirst for knowledge. There you can have also fun with our mobile sequencing robot and get to know our flies.

In addition you can observe various objects under the microscope, learn a lot more about DNA – how it is stored in our cells, how scientists sequence the code of life – and of course build your own “sweet” DNA.

The team from the MPI-IE is around at the Freiburg Science Fair 2017 on Friday and Saturday each 10-18 o'clock (Booth 44, Campus 4)

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The Freiburg Science Fair – Hands-on science

Every second year in July the Freiburg Science Fair takes place on the Münsterplatz in the heart of the city. The event is a cooperation of the University Freiburg and the Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe (FWTM) and offers exciting insights in the research of the university and its clinci as well as research institutes and research-oriented companies from Freiburg and the surroundings. The aim is to convey science and research in a vivid manner and to make the work of the scientists available to the public. With the hands-on science approach at the science fair visitors themselves can become researchers. The Max Planck Insitute of Immunbiology and Epigenetics is one of the long-stand scientific associates of event.


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