A New Year with EpiCSA
Happy new year to all of our EpiCSA members! While most of you are bunkering down and writing research grants, we have been hard at work organising some new events and workshops for 2017. To kick off a brand new year for EpiCSA, we are starting a regular seminar series with the Adelaide RNA Interest Group!
While details are yet to be finalised, we can tell you that they will be on the last Friday of each month starting in March, and will feature two speakers from both subject areas (epigenetics and RNA biology). Some drinks and food will be provided at each seminar with the help of our wonderful sponsors.
Additionally, we have set the date for our 2nd annual research meeting, which will be an all-day event held on Friday October 6th.
Stay tuned for the seminar series details in the coming weeks and we look forward to a productive year for the South Australian epigenetics community
EpiCSA Christmas Drinks
Thanks to everyone that has made this year’s EpiCSA workshops and research meetings a success! There is certainly some amazing research being carried out in South Australia. To celebrate, we will be having Christmas drinks:
Where: The Wheatsheaf Hotel (George Street, Thebarton)
Date: December 19th
Come down to celebrate a great year of Epigenetics in SA!
Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia (EpicSA) final workshop
“Studying Epigenetics using Functional High Throughput Screening”
We are pleased to announce EpiCSA’s final workshop of the year, which will be held at Flinders University’s Centre for Innovation in Cancer. The workshop will be held in the ground floor function room from 12:10pm-3:00pm on Wednesday 9th November, 2016
12.10 pm Welcome: Dr Michael Michael (Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer)
12.15 pm “Enabling discovery through functional high throughput technologies” A/Prof Kaylene Simpson (Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics)
1.00 pm “Introduction to AlphaLISA assays” Dr Michael Crouch (TGR BioSciences)
1.20 pm “Assays for epigenetics research” Dr Margareta Sutija (Perkin Elmer) 1.40 pm “Role of ncRNAs in the butyrate response of colorectal cancer
cells” Ms Saira Ali (Flinders University)
2.00 pm “High throughput screening services for South Australia” Dr Amanda Aloia (Cell Screen SA)
2.30 pm Tour of Cell Screen SA; Afternoon Tea Wednesday 9th November
For further information regarding this seminar contact:
Thanks to everyone for making our annual research meeting a massive success!
Updated program for the EpiCSA Annual Research Meeting
It’s getting very close to the start of our EpiCSA annual research meeting. Registrations are still open and everyone is welcome. Register on our Abstract Submissions page. In the meantime, here is the basic details of the event
For full scientific program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Submission extended to September 16th, 2016. Submit and/or register now!
The Annual EpiCSA Research Meeting
We are pleased to announce the date and preliminary details for the Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia’s first annual research meeting!
Our guest plenary speaker for the event will be ARC Future Fellow & University of Western Australia Professor Ryan Lister.
Ryan is a research leader at the ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology & Laboratory Head of Epigenetics and Genomics at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, and is a world-leader in the study of Epigenetic dynamics during cellular reprogramming, differentiation, and development, as well as the study of Epigenetic reprogramming.
We will send out a call for abstract submission in the next week. Stay tuned to epicsa.org.au for additional details.
We hope to see you all in October!
EpiCSA’s Second 2016 Workshop: Bioinformatics & DNA Methylation Analysis
Registrations are now open for EpiCSA’s 2nd workshop of 2016: Bioinformatics & DNA Methylation Analysis. This event is generously sponsored by the University of Adelaide’s Bioinformatics Hub.
The event is limited to only 50 people due to the the hands-on computer tutorial space, so do not miss out! You can now register at our eventbrite link
If you haven’t done so already, please complete our future Epigenetics Workshop survey:
There will be a hands-on computer session so please do not forget to bring your personal laptop to the event
Looking forward to seeing all our members on June 22nd!
EpiCSA’s Second 2016 Workshop – June 22nd, 2016
Thanks to everyone for coming to our last workshop!
If you have some suggestions about the number or type of Epigenetics Workshop that you’d like to see, please complete the following survey:
In the meantime, we’re pleased to announce another workshop, which will be held at the University of Adelaide on Wednesday June 22nd. We will be talking about DNA methylation analysis using Bioinformatics, and will include some computational training exercises. Details, including a registration link, to come in the coming weeks!
EpiCSA’s First 2016 Workshop – March 30th, 2016
We’re pleased to announce our first EpiCSA workshop of the year “Introduction to Epigenetics” which will be held at SAHMRI on Wednesday 30th March. Registration is free, and can be done through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicsa-workshop-introduction-to-epigenetics-tickets-21897528096). Looking forward to seeing you all for the first of many workshops and events throughout 2016!
A Very EpicSA Christmas! – 16th December 2015
To wind down our first year as the Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia, we will be having informal Christmas drinks this Wednesday evening (December 16th) at the Wheatshef Hotel, George Street, Thebarton (http://wheatsheafhotel.com.au/). Please come and join us to celebrate the holidays and another exciting year of Epigenetics research in South Australia.
Inaugural Seminar – 18th November 2015
If you would like to attend the event, please register through eventbrite
Other Upcoming events:
2016 EpiCSA Workshop and Masterclass Series
- March 2016 Workshop: “What is Epigenetics and how to study it” (organiser: Dr Bastien Llamas)
- June 2016 Workshop: “DNA Methylation Analysis using Bioinformatics” (organiser: Dr Jimmy Breen)
- September 2016: TBA
2016 EpiCSA Scientific Meeting – 13th October 2016, SAHRMI Auditorium