EPILOG (epigenetic long-term consequences of viral and bacterial infections) is a joint research initiative with participating scientists from the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE), the University of Hamburg (UHH) and the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI). The individual research groups study pathological as well as physiological consequences of epigenetic alterations induced by viral and bacterial infections.