Department-independent Research Groups
Research groups at the MPI-IE are either department-associated or department-independent. Department-independent groups can be established in different ways.
The Max Planck Society provides financial resources for so-called Max Planck Research Groups (MPRG). These "free-floating" positions are centrally advertised by the Max Planck Society. The establishment of new research groups can also be enabled by central resources of the institute.
Department-associated and department-independent research groups are considered equivalent and have comparable budget. They pursue – within the framework of the MPI-IE – their research fully independently. Currently, seven department-independent research group are established at the MPI-IE headed by
Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid | Dominic Grün | Valérie Hilgers |
Tim Lämmermann | Erika Pearce | Ritwick Sawarkar | Eirini Trompouki
The lab investigates the mechanisms that maintain HSC quiescence. By using a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches the lab tries to understand which signaling pathways and extracellular biochemical stimuli keep HSC dormancy.
The lab investigates how stem cells robustly maintain their multipotent state and reliably execute differentiation programs with spatial and temporal precision in the presence of gene expression noise.
The lab investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying neuron-specific RNA signatures and aims to understand how RNA processing affects neuronal development and function.
The lab investigates mechanisms that shape single cell and population dynamics of immune cells in the complexity of inflamed and infected tissues. Therefore, it explores the strategies immune cells have evolved to achieve an optimal immune response.
Research in the lab focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control immune responses, with a particular emphasis on how metabolism governs this process.
The Sawarkar Lab studies the the molecular mechanisms by which chromatin exerts control over stress response.
The lab investigates the mechanisms that govern hematopoietic stem cell formation during development, adult hematopoietic regeneration and blood diseases.