• DEEP paper among top three of all Epigenetics & Chromatin articles in 2016

    February 07, 2017

    The DEEP consortium is very proud of having published the second most cited article 2016 in the open access journal “Epigenetics & Chromatin”. The article “Epigenetic dynamics of monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation” was issued within a major coordinated paper release by the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC). It deals with the discovery of a phagocytic gene network that is...


  • DEEP in the Media: Prof. Jörn Walter on the Importance and Future Perspectives of Epigenomic Research in Germany & Europe

    January 19, 2017

    In an article recently published by the German “Saarbrücker Zeitung” Prof. Jörn Walter, scientific coordinator of DEEP, shares his views on the current state of epigenomic research and the impact epigenetics has on modern-day medicine. Moreover, Walter outlines latest scientific achievements of the DEEP research teams and highlights the interplay between biology and informatics: “Epigenomics is...


  • Taking Epigenetic Research a Major Step Forward

    January 04, 2017

    In response to the contribution of DEEP research teams to the coordinated release of 41 papers by the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) last November, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published an online article highlighting the achievements of DEEP for international epigenome research. Four manuscripts resulting from studies within DEEP are part of this...


  • DEEP contributes to major coordinated paper release by International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)

    November 17, 2016

    DEEP scientists release four manuscripts as part of a collection of 41 papers published in Cell, Cell Press-associated and other high-impact journals


  • DEEP Annual Meeting 2016

    October 10, 2016

    Starting into the final year of the project, partners of the German epigenome programme DEEP gathered on October 05-06 at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen for its fourth annual meeting. 60 participants from 17 DEEP partner groups presented their work progress. Coordinator Jörn Walter summarized the achievements of the meeting: “We are well in plan with our aims and goals,...


  • Recently published: Epigenetic dynamics of monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation

    August 01, 2016

    Several members of DEEP have published an article in the Epigenetics & Chromatin that deals with the epigenetic dynamics of monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation. In order to elucidate the role of gene regulatory changes during the differentiation process, the authors used high-throughput sequencing to analyze the complete transcriptome and epigenome of human monocytes. They discovered a...


  • Recently published: DeepBlue epigenomic data server: programmatic data retrieval and analysis of epigenome region sets

    April 25, 2016

    Alongside with other authors, DEEP member Thomas Lengauer published a paper to present the DeepBlue Epigenomic Data Server. It provides a comprehensive programmatic interface for finding, selecting, filtering, summarizing and downloading region sets. The server contains data of the DEEP project, as well as of three other epigenome projects: ENCODE, ROADMAP and BLUEPRINT. With DeepBlue, the...