Active Motif Podcasts

Dr. Stefan Dillinger chats with experts from different fields within Epigenetics.


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Epigenetics and X-Inactivation
In the seventh Episode of Active Motif's Epigenetics Podcast our host Dr. Stefan Dillinger sits down with Prof. Edith Heard, designated Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), to talk about the challenges and goals of her new position as DG of the EMBL. Furthermore, they talk about her research on X-inactivation and dosage compensation.
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Chromatin Organization
In the sixth Episode of Active Motif's Epigenetics Podcast, our host Dr. Stefan Dillinger sits down with Prof. Susan Gasser, director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, to talk about her research on heterochromatin, its localization in the nucleus and factors that are involved in the anchoring genomic regions at the nuclear periphery.
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In the fifth episode of Active Motif's Epigenetics Podcast, Professor Henk Stunnenberg, full professor and head of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen discusses his scientific work which led him to epigenetics research. Topics include his establishment of the BLUEPRINT and Human Cell Atlas consortia, a European collaborative database of at least 100 reference epigenomes of blood cells from healthy donors and their malignant counterparts, and his feelings about his recent knighthood.
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Ageing and Epigenetics
In the fourth episode of Active Motif's Epigenetics Podcast, our host Dr. Stefan Dillinger was joined by Dr. Peter Tessarz from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne. Topics discussed include factors influencing the aging process in humans, how Epigenetics comes into play and how Peter's research can lead to a longer and healthier life.
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Cancer and Epigenetics
In the third episode of Active Motif's Epigenetics Podcast, our host Dr. Stefan Dillinger visited Dr. David Jones at the DKFZ in Heidelberg to talk about the implications of Epigenetics in Cancer. Furthermore, they also talked about David's contributions to the field of Pediatric Brain Tumors and the role of large consortia in doing science today and in the future.
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The Nucleosome: From Atoms to Genomes
The basic unit of chromatin is represented by the nucleosome. In the second Episode of the Epigenetics Podcast of Active Motif, our Host Dr. Stefan Dillinger sat down with Ada and Don Olins within the scope of the EMBO Meeting "The Nucleosome: From Atoms to Genomes" to talk about their outstanding scientific journey together as a married couple. Furthermore, they talk about future perspectives in the field of chromatin.
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Multiple Challenges in ChIP
Chromatin immunoprecipitation has developed into a very powerful and omnipresent method to study Protein-DNA interactions, identify the binding profiles of DNA binding proteins or determine whether specific proteins are associated with specific genomic regions.

Join us for the first episode of the Active Motif Podcast in which our host, Dr. Stefan Dillinger speaks with Dr. Adam Blattler from the R&D Team of Active Motif. Topics include the multiple challenges of ChIP, critical points of the ChIP protocol as well as possible pit-falls.
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