News from EpiCSA‘s 3rd annual research meeting, held earlier this month!

The Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia Incorporated (EpiCSA) held its 3rd Annual Research Meeting on Wednesday 3 October 2018 at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Auditorium.

The meeting was well attended and had 13 oral presentations and short talks by speakers from SA’s major research institutions. The keynote speaker was Dr Ozren Bogdanovic from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney.

           Ozren Bogdanovic presenting the keynote address at EpiCSA 2018 meeting

EpiCSA is very grateful to its wonderful sponsors, who helped keep the registration costs to a minimum and to award four prizes totalling $1000. Thank you to the University of Adelaide, CSIRO, NuGEN, Millenium Science, Genesearch, AGRF and Berrigan Wines.

The winner of the University of Adelaide Best Oral Presentation was Dexter Chan for his presentation on microRNAs in pregnancy.

Clara Pribadi won the CSIRO Best Short Talk Award for histone demethylase as a therapeutic target for craniosynostosis.

The attendees voted for the AGRF People’s Choice Award, which went to Melanie Smith for her work on microRNA profiling in the placenta.

The EpiCSA EPIC Award winner, who will be invited to give a talk at the 2019 meeting, was Michelle Forgione who is working on SNPs in epigenetic genes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Congratulations Michelle!

The day was a huge success with lots of time for networking and discussing epigenetics, forming new collaborations and fostering old ones. Most importantly, the event would not have been possible without the EpiCSA committee members, our generous sponsors and EpiCSA members. The committee is already planning next year’s event, so watch this space!

 

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