Venue: S11 Lecture Theater, 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton VIC 3800

Date: Wednesday, November 6th 2019


14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and introduction (Chen Davidovich)

14:05 - 15:05 Chromatin structure and transcriptional regulation in hematopoiesis and immunity


Chair: Hsiao Voon

  • Brendan Russ, Turner Lab, Microbiology, Monash University: "Order and disorder in the nucleus — how chromatin folding and misfolding impact T cell differentiation."

  • Andrea Dipietro, Jacobson Lab, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash University: "The epigenetic regulation by histone modifiers determines B cell fate decisions during acute and chronic infections."

  • Ben Shields, McCormack Lab, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University: "The role of the transcription factor Hhex in repression of target gene expression in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia."

15:05 - 15:30 Coffee brake

15:30 - 16:30 Transcription initiation and repression

Chair: Michael Uckelmann

  • Dominika Elmlund, Elmlund Lab, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash University: "The TAFs of TFIID bind and rearrange the topology of the TATA-less RPS5 promoter."

  • Sridevi Sureshkumar, Balasubramanian Lab, Biological Sciences, Monash University: "A potential role for deSUMOylation in epigenetic silencing caused by expanded repeats."

  • Te-Sha Tsai, Western Lab, Hudson Institute: "Defining the role of EED in the establishment of oocyte transcriptome and how it contributes to maternally inherited disease."

16:30 - 17:00 Drinks and Nibbles (at the foyer of the BDI, 23 Innovation Walk, Clayton)