We are a highly international group embedded in the TUM School of Life Sciences at the Technical University of Munich. Our main goal is to understand chromatin-based mechanisms of genome regulation and epigenetic inheritance in plants. We are particularly interested in studying how genetic, environmental and stochastic factors perturb plant epigenomes over developmental and evolutionary time-scales, and whether such perturbations have agricultural and evolutionary consequences. To address this, we combine experimental approaches with computational  / modelling analysis of high-throughput epigenomic data. Below, you can find an overview of current research themes in our lab. 

Epigenetic basis of complex traits

Spontaneous epimutations

Epigenetic clocks

Machine learning of 3D chromatin contacts

Genomic and epigenomic basis of high-alpine adaptation