Committee bio

Dr Tessa Swain

Dr Tessa Swain

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research,

University of Western Australia


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Dr Tessa Swain recently completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in Prof Ryan Lister’s laboratory. Her project focused on developing several novel, highly effective, combinatorial epigenome editing tools laying the foundations for future research to probe the complex epigenomic landscape.

Tessa is currently building these tools for use with single cell analysis as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

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.