DBT Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics
The Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics (CoEE) at IISER Pune is funded by the Department of Biotechnology with Prof. Galande as the team leader. During the first phase (2010-2015), the centre successfully catalyzed networking of diverse biologists making use of the knowledge and techniques of epigenetics. The vision for the Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics at IISER Pune was to build upon an interdisciplinary synergy, by bringing together a group of established as well as young investigators with individual competences and expertise in diverse fields including Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Genomics, Computational and Systems Biology to formulate and to test a set of novel and exciting hypothesis in the field of Epigenetics. In particular, the centre was focused on epigenetic modifications underlying a variety of biologically important phenomena and their role in gene expression, regeneration, cancer, behavior, aging and evolution.
In the second phase of the CoEE (2016-2021), the research efforts are focused on the significant leads obtained during the first phase. These are in the fields of neurobiology and behavior, to address key biological questions in epigenetic regulation especially focused on stem cell biology and effects that perpetuate over lifetime of organisms. We aim to further exploit our collaborative research on the effect of early life stress, neurogenesis and epigenetic regulation of key genes essential for complex brain functions.
COEE Phase II
Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Turku, Finland
COEE Phase I