Associate Professor Tim Thomas - Epigenetics and Development Division

Associate Professor Tim Thomas - Epigenetics and Development Division

Location: 
Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Wed, 17/07/2019 - 1:00pm
End Time: 
Wed, 17/07/2019 - 2:00pm

MYST family chromatin regulators: gene discovery to drug discovery

Wednesday seminar​ hosted by Marnie Blewitt & Anne Voss

Tim Thomas completed his PhD at the Biochemistry Department at the University of Melbourne. He was then an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Early Human Development at Monash Medical Centre, before taking up a position as an EMBO Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany. He started his laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 2000.
 
Tim has a long-term interest in understanding the epigenetic regulation of embryonic development and in particular has characterised the function of histone acetyltransferases. These chromatin modifiers are important regulators of development and deregulated in cancer.  More recently, Tim has initiated a drug discovery project with the aim of developing acetyltransferase inhibitors and potentially, a new class of anti-cancer therapeutics.