Manfred Jung obtained his PhD on the synthesis of aromatic retinoids at the University of Marburg in 1993. From 1993 to 1994 he did a postdoc with T. Durst at the University of Ottawa (Canada). From 1994 to 2003 he was a group leader at the University of Münster and obtained his habilitation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2000. Since 2003 he is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg. In 2010 he received an offer for a full professorship to the University of Mainz that he declined and he is a Full Professor in Freiburg since 2011. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy. 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.