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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 disease-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 was responsible for generating reference data for the first human epigenome cell atlas. The group is a member of the International Human Epigenome Programme IHEC (http://ihec-epigenomes.org/).