Philipp Voigt received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biochemistry from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His PhD work focused on phosphoinositide kinase signaling pathways in lymphocytes. In 2008, he joined the laboratory of Danny Reinberg at NYU School of Medicine, New York, for his postdoctoral studies. There, he studied molecular mechanisms of Polycomb-mediated gene silencing, revealing that nucleosomes can be asymmetrically modified, carrying different modifications on sister histones within single nucleosomes. Since November 2014, he has been running his own lab at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh as a Wellcome Sir Henry Dale Fellow and ERC Starting Grant holder.