Current Programs


DEEP will contribute innovative epigenome research data to IHEC, the ‘International Human Epigenome Consortium’ by generating and interpreting up to 80 reference epigenomes of selected human cells and tissues.


The International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) unites scientists from all over the world together to decipher 1000 epigenomes.


BLUEPRINT is a large-scale research project receiving close to 30 million euro funding from the EU. 41 leading European universities, research institutes and industry entrepreneurs participate in what is one of the two first so-called high impact research initiatives to receive funding from the EU.

SPP 1356

Research on stem cell function is one of the most challenging and promising research fields in biomedicine. The priority program SPP 1356 focuses on two key areas of stem cell research: The identification and characterization of genetic and epigenetic networks that control pluripotency and the mechanisms governing the reinstatement of pluripotency in a differentiated cell.


An ambitious EC-funded research initiative on Epigenetics advancing towards systems biology.

SFB TRR81 - Chromatin Changes in Differentiation and Malignancies

Researchers of the international SFB with the Erasmus-MC-University Rotterdam, the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and the Marburg University study the epigenetic modification of chromatin associated with normal differentiation and with pathological changes.

Previous Programs

The EPIGENOME - Network of Excellence

The Epigenome Network of Excellence originally merged 25 research groups, 26 associate members and 12 NETs. This consortium has established a coherent European Research Area (ERA) in epigenetic research.

SFB TR5 Chromatin

SFB TR5 is a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), in which 14 teams situated in Munich explore basic principles of Chromatin structure, gene regulation and nuclear architecture under the main topic: 'Chromatin – Assembly and Inheritance of Functional States'.

NGFN-SMP: Epigenetics

Project executing organization for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Genome research in Austria