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Prof. Wolfgang Fischle joins the Kaust Environmental Epigenetics Program



Prof. Fischle’s research aims to gain detailed and molecular understanding of how chemical modifications of chromatin are functionally translated in a cellular environment. Here, his focus is on specialized proteins, RNAs and small c​​​​​​ellular signaling molecules (e.g. nuclear phospholipids). To address the complex interplay of these factors from multiple angles, Prof. Fischle is applying highly interdisciplinary approaches. These include advancing technologies for establishing and analyzing complex chromatin systems in the test tube by applying biochemistry and biophysics, molecu​​lar and cellular biology for studying essential chromatin components as well as global and systematic analyses of modules and networks of epigenetic regulation


Before joining KAUST, Prof. Fischle (PhD University of Tübingen 2002) was Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, 2006-2015; he did postdoc in Dave Allis’s lab first at University of Virginia then at Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA, 2001 – 2005

Graduate Research Fellow, The J. David Gladstone Institutes (UCSF), San Francisco, CA, USA, 1997 – 2001

​BESE Division and KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Research Program welcomes Prof. Wolfgang Fischle !