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A/Prof Phillippa Taberlay

A/Prof Phillippa Taberlay

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow;

Senior Research Fellow in Epigenetics,

School of Medicine, College of Health and Medicine,

University of Tasmania.


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A/Prof Phillippa Taberlay is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, and Senior Research Fellow in Epigenetics in the School of Medicine, College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania.

Phillippa’s research centres on understanding distal regulatory elements and three-dimensional aspects of gene control, and uses cutting-edge methods to delineate mechanisms of epigenetic reprogramming in development, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.


Early in 2008, Sue Clark brought a handful of epigenetics researchers from Australia together to form the Australian Epigenetics Alliance. The AEpiA has now grown to a membership of over 600, with members spanning not only Australasia, but the globe.  In February 2021, our Victorian local organising committee hosted our eighth flagship Epigenetics conference, online for the first time.  Our NSW team is now busy preparing for Epigenetics 2022, which will be held in September in Kingscliff, NSW.