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 to identify new epigenetic pathways and novel therapeutic targets.  Tell me more…

 

 

Director

  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schneider E-mail

Deputy Director

Apply now for our projects at EpiCrossBorders!

We offer two fantastic PhD projects as part of the EpiCrossBorders call 2020! Both projects have a collaboration partner at the University of Edinburgh.

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

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

Tel. +49 89/3187-4369143691