Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting
Important message: The Max Planck Freiburg 6th Epigenetics Meeting will be postponed to December 2022.
The Max Planck Freiburg Epigenetics Meeting has established a tradition as one of the key events in chromatin and epigenetic research. It provides a highly interactive platform in a very familiar setting. The meeting is held every second year in early December. The talks are carefully selected by the organizers and given by more than 20 invited speakers plus speakers selected from abstracts. About 120 scientists participate in each meeting and explore all aspects of this emerging topic. Also, early-career scientists present about 60 posters fostering discussions on new data and novel ideas.
The program, organized by Asifa Akhtar and Thomas Jenuwein, also features a keynote lecture by a Max Planck Director from a different institute. Since its establishment in 2010, the Epigenetics Meeting is proud to host colleagues from five different institutes of the the Max Planck Society: Herbert Jäckle (MPI-BPC, 2010), Stefan Jentsch (MPIB, 2012), Hans Schöler (MPI Münster, 2014), Manfred Gahr (2016) and Anthony Hyman (MPI-CBG, 2018).
For more information on the upcoming meeting in 2022, please visit the Website of the Max Planck Epigenetics Meeting.
Asifa Akhtars laboratory primarily studies chromatin and epigenetic mechanisms, especially focusing on the regulation of the X chromosome by the phenomenon of dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster.
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.