• Recently published: deepTools2: a next generation web server for deep-sequencing data analysis

    April 15, 2016

    Alongside with other colleagues, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigentics, a DEEP partner, published a paper on their tools for processing and visualizing deeply sequenced data, called deepTools2. It presents an update of a Galaxy-based web server which allows its users to perform complete bioinformatic workflows. Many enhancements have been implemented since the...


  • Epigenetic switch turns obesity On or Off

    February 01, 2016

    It is well known that a predisposition to adiposity lies in our genes. A new study by researchers lead by Andrew Pospisilik, a member of the DEEP project, now shows that epigenetic changes play a key role in the inheritance of obesity. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg discovered an epigenetic switch, which causes individuals with identical...


  • Recently published: Standardizing chromatin research - a simple and universal method for ChIP-seq

    January 12, 2016

    DEEP member Thomas Manke, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, recently published a paper on the harmonization of ChIP-seq workflows. The paper presents an ultrasound-based nuclei extraction method that is highly effective across various organisms, cell types and cell numbers. The described...


  • Epigenetics 2015 – Keynote Lecture by Jörn Walter

    December 10, 2015

    From 12-14 November, the 6th Australian Epigenetics Alliance flagship conference “Epigenetics 2015” hosted international and national leaders in the field of epigenetics in Hobart, Australia. DEEP-coordinator Jörn Walter was invited to present a key note lecture titled “Epigenomics – from mapping to functional interpretation” at the conference. See also a discussion of his talk in the...


  • Epigenetics made easy

    December 03, 2015

    The Epigenetics Research Laboratory at the Garvan Institute in Sydney has released the last two in a series of four sketch videos about epigenetics. The videos, created by Armando Hasudungan in collaboration with Professor Susan Clark and Dr Kate Patterson, highlight key messages about the role epigenetics plays in biological processes like development and diseases such as cancer. Watch the...


  • DEEP at IHEC Annual Meeting 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

    December 02, 2015

    From November 16-18, 2015 the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the CREST Team led by Dr Yae Kanai hosted this year’s annual meeting of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and welcomed scientists and funding agency representatives from around the globe to Tokyo, Japan including several members of the DEEP project. The three-day meeting offered various...


  • DEEP Annual Meeting 2015

    October 15, 2015

    13-14 October 2015, Heidelberg, Germany