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November 23rd, 2020 @ 5:00PM-8:00PM PDT
Join us as we examine how different technologies and tools such as HiC, HiChIP, Capture-HiC are used to understand the role of epigenome in health and disease from fellow scientists in the Asia Pacific region.
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Investigating the 3D genome organization of silencers in the human genome
Melissa Jane Fullwood, Ph.D. , Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, NTU; Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS ; Adjunct Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, A*STAR
Dr. Melissa J. Fullwood is a Nanyang Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences in NTU, with a joint appointment as a Principal Investigator in the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore. Her lab works on understanding the roles of 3-dimensional organization of our genome in transcription regulation in cancer cells.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences in 2005 at Stanford University and her PhD with the National University of Singapore Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) in 2009, at the Genome Institute of Singapore. She worked as a Lee Kuan Yew Post-doctoral Fellow in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. She became a Junior Principal in the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore in 2013 upon winning a National Research Foundation Fellowship, and joined School of Biological Sciences, NTU as an Assistant Professor in 2015.
She was a recipient of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) National Science Scholarships, a L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowships in Singapore in 2009, and was the international winner of the GE and Science prize, as well as the A*STAR/SNAS Young Scientist Award.
DNA hypomethylation induces intrapopulation heterogeneity of DNA replication timing and 3D genome reorganization.
Qian Du , Ph.D., Postdoc Research Fellow, Epigenetics Research Lab, Garvin Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Dr Qian Du is an early career postdoctoral fellow in the Epigenetics Research laboratory of Prof. Susan Clark in the Genomics and Epigenetics Division at the Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia. Dr Du graduated with a first class PhD from University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2019, addressing “DNA replication timing - impact on the cancer genome and epigenome”. Her research focused on understanding the influence of DNA replication timing on epigenetic changes and genomic rearrangements that occur during prostate carcinogenesis. In 2020, Dr Du received a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant Fellowship to further her work on the relationships between DNA replication timing and the epigenome, specifically focusing on the 3D organisation of the genome.
Epigenomes of Human Hearts Reveal New Genetic Variants Relevant for Cardiac Disease and Phenotype
Chukwuemeka George Onyeka Anene-Nzelu (“George”), MD (Cuba), PhD (NUS) , Asst Professor, Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of medicine, NUS
George is a clinician by training and has worked at the frontline of Nigerian hospitals, treating patients with resources that are vastly more limited than what we are accustomed to Singapore. He has now exchanged stethoscope for pipette, qualifying with a NUS PhD in cardiac stem cell bioengineering (at Prof Hanry Yu’s lab) and now making further in-roads into cardiovascular epigenetics and epigenomics in Prof Roger Foo’s lab. His projects look at DNA damage and cardiac genome enhancer-promoter interactions. A not so secret forte of George’s is his multi-lingualism. He speaks fluent Chinese and at least 7 other languages.
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