Epigenetics Seminar Series 2020

Epigenetics Seminar Series

We are delighted to announce our new online Epigenetics Seminar Series, starting 25 June 2020. We’ve planned a fantastic program, hosted by our Committee members, with a line-up of speakers from around Australia and overseas.

Our first speaker is Dr Alyson Ashe from The University of Sydney – read about Alyson below and keep an eye on our Epigenetics Seminar Series page for details on the rest of the series.

The Seminars will be held every four weeks, on Thursdays at 12 noon (AEST). Attendance is available to all Australian Epigenetics Alliance members – so please join AEpiA for free, or check your membership here.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Thurs 25 June 2020

12.00 – 12.45pm (AEST)

Host: Dr Heather Lee

Dr Alyson Ashe

Insights into transgenerational epigenetic inheritance from C. elegans

Alyson is an early career research fellow in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at The University of Sydney. She is interested in all areas of epigenetics and small RNA molecules.

Alyson studies epigenetic regulation of gene expression: the interplay between the environment that an organism encounters during its lifetime, and the expression patterns of its genes. Importantly, these environmental signals can sometimes get passed between generations (Darwin was wrong!), and Alyson’s work is trying to understand how this occurs.

To do this Alyson mainly uses the model organism C. elegans, a small nematode worm, but is also branching out into other species such as the honey bee.