The IFE investigates how epigenetic processes regulate chromatin function and gene expression. We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organisation in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. 

The IFE investigates how epigenetic processes regulate chromatin function and gene expression. We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organisation in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. 

The IFE investigates how epigenetic processes regulate chromatin function and gene expression. We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organisation in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. 

The IFE investigates how epigenetic processes regulate chromatin function and gene expression. We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organisation in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. 

Decoding and harnessing the power of epigenetics...

Our mission is to understand how genes are packaged within the nucleus of a cell, how information can be stored by marking genomic regions with covalent modifications, and how alterations in DNA organization regulate gene expression. We utilize cutting-edge methods to predict, observe, and manipulate how these processes respond to environmental and developmental signals in individual cells.

From discovery to therapy - the future is epigenetic!

Research at the Institute of Functional Epigenetics aims at understanding the epigenetic principles underlying how cells and organisms integrate metabolic signals, establish cellular memory, and regulate plasticity in order to identify new epigenetic pathways and novel therapeutic targets.  Tell me more…

 

 

Director

  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schneider E-mail

Deputy Director

Contact

  • Helmholtz Zentrum München
    German Research Center for Environmental Health
    Institute of Functional Epigenetics
    Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
    85764 Neuherberg

    Thomas Gerling
    Administrative Assistance
    Office Hours: Monday and Thursday from 10 pm to 3 pm

    Tel. +49 89/3187-4369143691