Free online seminar Thursday 14th October, 2021 1-2pm AEST. 

This seminar will be co-presented by Prof. Sam El-Osta and Dr. Waheed Khan

Prof. Sam EL-Osta

Therapeutic benefit of targeting the histone Ac/Dc axis in Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy

Sam is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, head of the Human Epigenetics team at Monash University and is internationally recognised with more than 200 articles published in journals like Circulation and Circ ResEur Heart JNucleic Acids ResSignal Transduct Target TherNat CommRegen MedDiabetesSci AdvCell Rep and JCI Insight. Sam has developed a training program for early career scientists (ECS) in the technologies critical for epigenetics research with a major objective supervision of local and international students. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Honorary at University College Copenhagen and committed to gender, equity, diversity and inclusion for international ECS. He serves on editorial boards, international programs advisor and as a Gordon Research Conference Chair, promotes new scientific areas and contemporary program themes.

Dr. Waheed Khan

The Role of Activator Protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factors in diabetes associated atherosclerosis

Dr. Waheed Khan is a research fellow of the Heart Foundation at the Department of Diabetes, Monash University. He is a researcher in the field of Epigenetics in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. After completing his PhD with Prof. Sam El-Osta, he undertook postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden to work on cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Dr. Khan’s current research interest is to understand the role of epigenetic mechanisms in diabetes associated atherosclerosis.

Chair: A/Prof. Anna Calkin

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October 08 2021