SFB 1309 - Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications

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December 6, 2019     Nikolaus-Symposium  

Location

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

BioSysM building, room K00.015

Butenandtstr. 1

81377 München

 

Preliminary program

09:00-10:00    Anjana Rao (La Jolla, CA, USA)

10:00-11:00    Michaela Frye (DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany)

11:30-12:30    Petra Hajkova (Imperial College London, UK)

14:30-15:30    Dirk Schwarzer (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

15:30-16:30    Cynthia Burrows (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

17:15-18:15    Juri Rappsilber (TU Berlin, Germany)

 

  

September 17-18, 2019         Summer School (SFB and IRTG)

September 15-16, 2019         Summer School (IRTG only)

Location
Tiroler Bildungsinstitut "Grillhof"
Grillhofweg 100
A 6080 Innsbruck

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headquarters of the SFB1309 will be the Institute for Chemical Epigenetics Munich ICEM
which is currently under construction.

Picture: Architekturbüro FRITSCH + TSCHAIDSE ARCHITEKTEN GMBH

 

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1309) "Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications" deals with the small chemical modifications of biomolecules. These epigenetic changes represent a second information level in the genetic makeup and play a crucial role in the regulation of various vital processes. The new CRC aims at explaining the chemical language of the modifications and at better understanding its origin and function. To do so, the scientists want to examine epigenetic mechanisms with the help of analytic and synthetic methods and identify the proteins involved. This way, the way for new options for the therapy of diseases such as cancer and certain mental disorders is to be opened up and paved.

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