About us

It is now clear that epigenetic mechanisms (i) contribute to the development of common diseases, (ii) play a key role in transmitting certain environmental impacts that predispose for diseases and (iii) form the foundations of cellular reprogramming and potency. The IFE aims to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic inheritance and function, thus providing us with the opportunity to tackle epigenetic distortions in disease, stem cell maintenance and metabolism. The IFE establishes a nucleus for epigenetic research at the Helmholtz Center Munich and bridges different disease areas.

Find out more on our research topics:

Daphne Cabianca - Environment and Nuclear Organization

Kurt Schmoller - Cell and Organelle Size Control

Robert Schneider - Chromatin Dynamics and Epigenetics

Dirk Eick - Research Unit Molecular Epigenetics