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Chemical epigenetics – Probing the bookmarks in the book of life

Prof. Dr. Manfred Jung
Epigenetics
Freiburg University

Chemical epigenetics – Probing the bookmarks in the book of life
Wann 02.11.2016
von 17:30 bis 18:00
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
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Epigenetics is defined as inheritable changes in the phenotype of a cell or an organism that are regulated by mechanisms other than changes in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms respond to external signals, e.g. chemicals, stress or nutrition, and affect transcriptional regulation. Epigenetics may preserve these effects even if the inital stimulus is not present any longer. It may be as stable as a genetic alteration but is still principally reversible. In this talk the principle mechanisms of epigenetics are introduced and an introduction into principles of drug discovery is given.