Committee bio

Dr Tim Hore

Dr Tim Hore

Department of Anatomy,

University of Otago

New Zealand

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Dr Tim Hore leads a research group at the University of Otago that uses epigenetics and functional genomics to understand aspects of development and other fundamental biological questions.

Recent work has explored epigenetic reprogramming fish, DNA methylation clocks in sheep and the mechanisms of active DNA demethylation in cultured stem cells.

Underpinning research in the Hore laboratory is the development of open-source protocols for nucleic acid purification and handling using magnetic beads (see for more details).

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.