Prof. Dr.

Thomas Jenuwein

Thomas Jenuwein

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2017

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik


Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chromatin, Epigenetic regulation



Selected Memberships:

  • European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • Academia Europaea

Selected Prizes:

  • Sir Hans Krebs Medal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
  • Erwin Schrödinger-Preis der ÖAW

Selected Publications:

  • Peters, A. H. F. M.; O' Carroll, D.; Scherthan, H.; Mechtler, K.; Sauer, S. et al. [..] (2001) Loss of the Suv39h histone methyl-transferases impairs mammalian heterochromatin and genome stability. Cell, Bd. 107, S. 323-337.
  • Lachner, M.; O'Caroll, D.; Rea, S.; Mechtler, K.; Jenuwein, T. (2001) Methylation of histone H3 lysine 9 creates a binding site for HP1 proteins. Nature, Bd. 410, S. 116-120.
  • Rea, S.; Eisenhaber, F.; O'Carroll, D.; Strahl, B.; Sun, Z.-W. et al. [..] (2000) Regulation of chromatin structure by site-specific histone H3 methyltransferases. Nature, Bd. 406, S. 593-599.