Cracking open the nucleus to unlock the cell’s true potential.

Our mission is to understand how cells remember their function in our body, how we can erase such memory, and how we can predict fates using artificial intelligence, in order to manipulate them to perform new functions. We do this by understanding how cells package their genome, how they protect their chromosomes and how they acquire fitness.

Infinite cells, Infinite innovation, Infinite potential

Our goal is to generate cells that can make any cell type in the organism and to discover strategies to protect their genome against damage. Research within the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells aims at establishing epigenetic principles behind changes in cellular plasticity, genome reprogramming and cellular decision making. Tell me more...


  • Helmholtz Zentrum München
    German Research Center for Environmental Health
    Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells
    Marchioninistraße 25
    81377 München, Germany

    Thomas Gerling, Administrative Assistant
    Tel: +49 89/3187-43691

    Marie-Sophie Breuer, Administrative Assistant
    Tel: +49 89/3187-43567