Committee bio

Dr Tatiana Soboleva 

Dr Tatiana (Tanya) Soboleva

Group Leader – Germ Cell and Cancer Epigenetics,

Department of Genome Sciences,

The John Curtin School of Medical Research,

Australian National University,



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Dr Tatiana (Tanya) Soboleva is a fellow at the Genome Biology Department in the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University.

Tanya graduated as a biochemist from Moscow State University in 1998 and moved to Australia after receiving a highly competitive International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, to study nucleocytoplasmic transport of deubiquitinating enzymes with Dr Baker.

After graduation in 2003, Tanya moved into the field of cytokine biology under the mentorship of Prof Young. In 2006, she joined Prof Tremethick’s laboratory at the ANU, where she discovered a novel histone variant, H2A.B3.

In 2019 Tanya established an independent research team to study epigenetic mechanisms by which histone variants control male germ cell differentiation and, in parallel, their involvement in carcinogenesis.

Tanya is a recognised expert in the field of epigenetics of spermatogenesis. 

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.