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Our research focuses on the basic understanding of epigenetic mechanisms and their impact on health and disease. Our main goal is to map and understand the epigenetic changes in (primary) cell types of the human body and to use this knowledge to discriminate between natural and diseases associated epigenetic effects.
The group uses and develops state of the art molecular and bioinformatic methods and runs its own NGS unit. As the coordinating lab of the german epigenome programme DEEP (http://www.deutsches-epigenom-programm.de/) the group is responsible for generating reference data for the first human epigenome cell atlas generated and assembled by the the International Human Epigenome Programme IHEC (http://ihec-epigenomes.org/).