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EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics -

EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics

Meet the students -

Meet the students

EpiCrossBorders Inaugural Symposium Friday 22nd April 2022 -

EpiCrossBorders Inaugural Symposium Friday 22nd April 2022

Our call for fully funded PhD positions in Munich is now Open, with deadline for submissions on November 12th, 2022

EpiCrossBorders is an international and interdisciplinary PhD training program centered on epigenetics research at the Helmholtz Munich, Germany, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. We are looking for PhD students to join the Epigenetics@HMGU research groups based at Helmholtz Munich. We invite highly talented and motivated students from all over the world to apply to our international program centered on Epigenetics research.

 

Our call for fully funded PhD positions in Munich is now Open, with deadline for submissions on November 12th, 2022

 

Please read the entry requirements in the eligibility section carefully before using the online application portal.

EpiCrossBorders Inaugural Symposium Friday 22nd April 2022

EpiCrossBorders an exciting collaborative PhD programme setup between Helmholtz Munich and the University Edinburgh. We are delighted to say that we have recruited our first PhD students and we are now organising our Inaugural Symposium at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute Genetics and Cancer in to promote the programme. Read more...

 

 

'One Health' and the field of epigenetics

We are all connected! Not just people, but all organisms and their environment! For example, disruptions in environmental conditions and habitats can have great influence on species composition, the spread of diseases or food production. Thus to obtain optimal health outcomes we need a collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary approach and multiple scales that recognizes the interconnections between all species: the ‘One Health’ approach.

But what are the mechanisms behind the interactions between species and their environment? And how can we study them? 

A major interface of the interconnections between species and their environment is through epigenetic processes. Epigenetic mechanisms allow cells to react to their direct environment and adjust gene expression programms. Thus as individual cells and organisms shape their environment so may the environment shape gene expression profiles of individual cells and organisms via epigenetic mechanisms. Our understanding of these processes is crucial to improve our understanding of e.g.  the development of common diseases (such as diabetes and cancer) or to better understand and predict the consequences of climate change. 

This puts the multidisciplinary field of epigenetics at the heart of the 'One Health' approach to address major current and future challenges!

Beyond research: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Different views and diverse cultural backgrounds bring about great opportunities to allow all of us to enrich our experiences and grow personally. Diversity as such is a source of inspiration and creativity, and hence a driving force towards innovation and making a difference in life. More...

17.03.2022

EpiCrossBorders Inaugural Symposium Friday 22nd April 2022

EpiCrossBorders an exciting collaborative PhD programme setup between Helmholtz Munich and the University Edinburgh. We are delighted to say that we...

06.07.2021

New courses at EpiCrossBorders

From data analysis to publication, crucial steps in the work of any scientist. In order to support our students in the different steps involved in...

19.10.2020

EpiCrossBorders: Crossing disciplines and borders, building bridges and training experts

Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in almost all aspects of life and responsible for many life mysteries, including reproduction, health, disease,...

28.11.2019

Testimonial from Valentin Hankofer

1) Why I chose to do my PhD here at the Epigenetics Research School...
"At the end of my Master’s program in Biology I was searching for pioneering...

22.10.2019

Third epigenetics@HMGU Retreat with more than 80 participants

On September 26th and 27th 2019  the third epigenetics@HMGU Retreat took place. Traditionally, the students from the epigenetics@HMGU community...