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Molecular Targets and Therapeutics Center Functional Epigenetics

We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organization in order to identify potential therapeutic targets.

We aim to unravel the impact of the environment on the epigenome and to discover novel pathways regulating DNA organization in order to identify potential therapeutic targets.

Our Research Groups

Helmholtz Munich | Daphne Cabianca
Cabianca Lab

Environment and Nuclear Organization

We aim to understand how environmental inputs modulate the state, spatial organization, and function of chromatin, using the roundworm C. elegans as a model system.

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Helmholtz Munich | Dimitra Chatzitheodoridou
Schmoller Lab

Cell and Organelle Size
Control

We study the impact of cell size on cell function and investigate how cells coordinate growth and division to control their size.

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Microscopy image of yeast cells
Schneider Lab

Chromatin Dynamics and Epigenetics

We decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic inheritance and epigenetic regulation of cellular function. Decoding such epigenetic processes is crucial to developing novel solutions for environmentally triggered diseases for a healthier society.

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Scialdone et al., Nature, 2016 | John C. Marioni & Berthold Göttgens
Scialdone Lab

Physics and data-based modelling of cellular decision making

We use artificial intelligence to decode the molecular mechanism behind cellular decision-making e.g., during early mammalian development.

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Helmholtz Munich | Martin Groth
Groth Lab

Epigenetics, Metabolism, and
Acclimation

We explore how environmental changes affect epigenetic regulation and how epigenetic changes contribute to acclimation and stress memory in Arabidopsis thaliana and crops.

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Our Scientists

Prof. Robert Schneider

Director of Functional Epigenetics View profile

Dr Till Bartke

Deputy Director of the Institute of Functional Epigenetics

Dr. Jessica Pellegrino

Postdoc

Dr. Igor Kukhtevich

Postdoc

Kevin Brockers

Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Andrey Tvardovskiy

Postdoc

Dr. Kurt Schmoller

Group Leader

Daniela Bureik

Research Technician

Sandra Nitsch

Doctoral Researcher

Simona Nasiscionyte

Doctoral Researcher

Anika Seel

Doctoral Researcher

Palma Rico

Research Technician

Marlet Morales Franco

Doctoral Researcher

Dimitra Chatzitheodoridou

Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Francesco Padovani

Postdoc

Dr. Amelie Johanna Kraus

Scientific Coordinator for Epigenetics

Thomas Gerling

Administrative Assistant

Magdalena Valenta

PhD Student

Scarlett Dornauer

Senior Lab Manager

Dr. Daphne Selvaggia Cabianca

Group Leader

Johanna Hornung

Research Technician

Nada Saad Norildin Al-Refaie

Doctoral Researcher

Yagya Chadha

Doctoral Researcher

Bihter Özdemir Aygenli

Doctoral Researcher

Benedikt Mairhörmann

Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Iratxe Estivariz

Postdoc

Alissa Finster

Doctoral Researcher

Lorenz Pudelko

Doctoral Researcher

Emilia Izabela Cepowska

Doctoral Researcher

Purva Choudhary

Working student

Arohi Khurana

Doctoral Researcher

Huiwen Li

Doctoral Researcher

Yu-Hao (Eric) Liu

Doctoral Researcher

Gabriela Santos

Bioinformatician

Fernanda Pabst

Doctoral Researcher

Carole Zaratiegui

Doctoral Researcher

Minnah Irfan

MSc. student

Leonardo Bolcato

MSc. student

Petra Hammerl

Institute Assistant

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