Professor Robert Schneider

Robert Schneider performed his PhD at the LMU in Munich and then moved for a PostDoc to the Kouzarides group in Cambridge, UK. In 2005 he set up his own lab at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg Germany, focusing on novel types and sites of histone modifications as well as on the functions of linker histone H1 variants and modifications. 2012 he moved as senior group leader at the IGBMC (Strasbourg) and in 2016 to Munich in order setup the new “Institute of Functional Epigenetics” at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. Currently he has a strong interest in single cell epigenetics and novel types of chromatin modifications. During the last years the Schneider lab contributed majorly to understanding the function of histone modifications within the core of the nucleosome and how they regulate nucleosome dynamics and gene expression.