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Our laboratory research interests focus on how epigenetic (DNA and histone modifications) and epi-transcriptomic (RNA modifications) changes control gene expression programs in embryonic stem cells (ESCs), neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as cancers and neurodevelopmental disorders.


Major research interests are:

  • Epigenetics

  • Epitranscriptomics

  • Regulatory elements

  • 3D genome organization

  • Genome and epitranscriptome editing

  • Embryonic stem cells

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Cortical organoids

  • Neuroscience

  • Cancer

  • Computational biology

We are looking for:
1. PhD Applicants (Computational Biology)

The candidates should have computer science, mathematics, statistics, system biology and bioinformatics related backgrounds. They should have excellent communication and writing skills, able to work independently and in teams. Experience working with commonly used bioinformatics tools, as well as on different types of NGS data- ChIP seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq would be plus. Candidates with publication/s are encouraged to apply, but not essential.



2. PhD Applicants (Molecular Biology) 



A strong research background in molecular biology, stem cells, biochemistry, epigenetics and gene regulation are essential. Candidates should be highly motivated and be able to work both independently and in a collaborative manner. They should have good communication, organizational, and writing skills. Candidates with publication/s are encouraged to apply.


If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me at– partha.das@monash.edu). Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science, or MPhil.


Notes: Our laboratory is committed to diversity and equality.