Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein
Prof. Dr. Thomas Jenuwein
Senior Group Leader & Director
Phone:+49 761 5108-785

Lab Thomas Jenuwein

Assistant: Marcela Mare Phone: +49 761 5108 574 Email: mare@ie-freiburg.mpg.de

Further Group Leaders

Dr. Andrea Pichler
Dr. Andrea Pichler
Group Leader
Phone:+49 761 5108-777

Lab Andrea Pichler

Department of Epigenetics


The Department of Epigenetics consists of two independent research groups. The primary scientific goal of the department is to unravel basic epigenetic mechanisms in normal development and disease. The laboratory headed by Thomas Jenuwein focuses on histone modifications and heterochromatin formation. The group investigates single molecule alterations as well as genome-wide signatures for heterochromatin. The laboratory headed by Andrea Pichler studies post-translational protein modifications, in particular modifications with ubiquitin and Sumo.

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