1st Helmholtz Summer School on Chromatin Biology was a great success.
The first 'Helmholtz Summer School on Chromatin Biology: A hands-on-expedition', organized by the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells (IES) and the Institute of Functional Epigenetics (IFE) in collaboration with Abcam, took place on Campus from 14-26 August, 2022. 12 top internationally selected PhD students learnt and executed state-of-the-art epigenomic methods.
Students were hands-on to learn and apply ATAC-seq, CUT&RUN-seq, CUT&Tag-seq and ChIP-seq to excitingly move on and run computational pipelines on all the “-omics” data they generated in the course. "The Summer School was a real success, the participants were absolutely committed throughout the challenging and intense program. They had fun, they learnt, they discussed, they interacted. It was great! I would like to thank all the instructors who supported us so tirelessly and enthusiastically, as well as our invited guest speakers, from all around the world!" says IES director Maria Elena Torres-Padilla. "We are also grateful for the fantastic support of various departments at Helmholtz Munich, who helped us to organize and run the event in an uncomplicated and efficient manner" adds Robert Schneider, director of IFE.
The Summer School was complemented by daily in person lectures by leaders in the epigenetics fields from the US, UK, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain. All students truly enjoyed discussing fundamental concepts with the speakers and to improve their critical thinking– and, of course, to start networking at their early career stage. "The Summer School was a great experience, incredibly fun, not only for the participants but also for the team," concludes Aloys Schepers.