Epigenetics: from molecules to ecosystems
This summer semester seminar series features several CRC project leaders as well as other epigenetics experts in the Munich community.
Mondays from 16:00-17:30 (25.April - 25.July, 2022)
Epigenetics is a relatively new scientific field and one of the most active research areas in modern biology. It studies heritable changes in gene function that cannot be explained by changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms are fundamental to a wide range of biological processes, including tissue differentiation, development, aging, responses to environment and phenotypic inheritance. It is for good reasons that epigenetics is often referred to as a unifying principle: many of its research questions try to forge connections between organism and environment as well as between development and evolution. The larger Munich area hosts a number of excellent epigenetic research groups. This colloquium features representative speakers from these groups who will give students a broad, topical overview of this important field. This overview should help orientate students for potential careers or short research internships in epigenetics, be it within molecular or computational biology, medicine, nutrition, agriculture, ecology and evolution.
-Frank Johannes (TUM)