November 1, 2021

FMI research areas

Research themes at the FMI evolve, reflecting our scientific interests and goals. Following an internal review of our strengths and the definition of the most pressing biomedical questions that we aim to address, we have decided to evolve our research areas into: Genome Regulation; Multicellular Systems; Neurobiology.

FMI scientists take advantage of the latest advances in biological research to pursue their mission of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of health and disease. The institute’s research efforts focus on research areas that reflect our scientific interests and goals.

We decided to evolve our former Epigenetics and Quantitative Biology research areas into Genome Regulation and Multicellular Systems. These new names provide a structure that is defined by biomedical question rather than by scientific approach (as in quantitative biology) and take into account that our strength in genome regulation has moved well beyond chromatin and epigenetics. They further provide a clearer frame that is more easily understood by non-experts.

For each research area, the approaches and goals are the same: Gain insights into complex biological systems by combining a deep understanding of the system and by pushing the boundaries at the level of measurement and perturbation.

Please click on the links to learn more about each FMI research area and the groups associated with it.

» Genome Regulation: from sequence to structure and function
» Multicellular Systems: from single cells to organs
» Neurobiology: from neurons to neuronal circuits to system-wide networks