Manfred Jung did his PhD at the University of Marburg in 1993, then worked as a postdoc with T. Durst at the University of Ottawa. From 1994 to 2003 he was a group leader at the University of Mnster and obtained his habilitation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2000. Since 2003 he was a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg and since 2011 he is Full Professor there. In 2011/12 and for 2016/17 he was appointed as Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS). Prof. Jung was Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy from 2015-2018 and is currently Vice-Dean. The topic of his research is Chemical Epigenetics with a major focus on histone modifying enzymes. His group is working on inhibitor synthesis, assay development and screening for inhibitors of reversible histone acetylation and methylation, as well as methyl-lysine reader proteins.