Sommersemester 2011

Mechanismen epigenetischer Genregulation

About the lecture
The lectures introduce into epigenetic principles and concepts providing examples of biological effects of epigenetic regulation in diverse organisms with a strong focus of its biomedical relevance for human health and disease.

The lecture is mandatory for Students participating MolBIOL4. The lecture will be held in english. It is open for all participants with good knowledge in molecular genetics. Bachelor students should register through LSF. All others please register by sending an email to quoting ,,VL-Epigenetics SS11" until the 15th of May 2011. Only registered students will be allowed to participate and receive credit points!!!

The lecture finishes with a graded test (Klausur) on the 14th of June 2011.
pdf Exam results

For questions and exam review
please contact Dr. Sascha Tierling

The second chance exam will take place on Sept 14th at 5 pm in the building A2.4.

IMPORTANT! Registration via HISPOS is temporary not possible. Please send your registration exceptionally by e-mail to

pdf Re-exam results

For questions and exam review
please contact Dr. Sascha Tierling

There is only one (slightly older) textbook available on ,,Epigenetics" edited by C. David Allis (Author), Thomas
Jenuwein (Author), Danny Reinberg (Author), Marie-Laure Caparros (Author), CSHL Press 2007 ISBN 978-087969724-2
pdf Download the first chapter of the book

Venue and Time
Building A2.4, Seminarraum 0.33
Time: 23rd of May - 09th of June 2011, 8:30 - 10:00 am.

Lecture announcement

pdf Details about the lecture

Lecture slides

First week
Monday pdf Introduction, Chromatin 23.05 Jörn Walter
Tuesday pdf Chromatin II 24.05 Jörn Walter
Wednesday pdf Enzymatic Control of DNA-Methylation 25.05 Jörn Walter
Thursday pdf Epigenomics and functional genome analysis 26.05 Jörn Walter
Friday pdf Genomic Imprinting 1 27.05 Jörn Walter
Second week
Monday pdf Gene regulation by small RNAs 30.05 Martina Paulsen
Genomic Imprinting 2
31.05 Jörn Walter
Wednesday pdf Epigenetics and Complex Diseases: Cancer 2 01.06 Jörn Walter
Ascension day (Christi Himmelfahrt)
no lecture
Third week
Monday pdf Epigenetic model systems I 06.06 Jörn Walter
Tuesday pdf Sex determination and dosis compensation 07.06 Martina Paulsen
Wednesday pdf Epigenetic reprogramming 08.06 Konstantin Lepikhov
and Julia Arand
Thursday pdf Summary 09.06 Jörn Walter
no lecture
Fourth week
Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)
Exam (see results)
8.15 o'clock a.m. at building A 4.3, seminar room 0.01