28 Jan 2020

2020 ARC Discovery Grant

Funding Body Australian Research Council
Grant No. DP200100129
Project Title The Regulatory Network of Histone Methylating and Demethylating Enzymes
People Wilkins M
Proposal Summary This 3 year project aims to discover how cells regulate histone methylation enzymes. This process ultimately affects which genes can be turned on or off inside cells; something which is central to growth and development in all animals, all plants and some microbes. Expected outcomes include new knowledge on the regulation of histone methylation, improved techniques for the study of this process and enhanced capacity for international collaboration. New avenues for the artificial regulation of genes may also emerge for synthetic epigenetics. The project should provide significant new findings for the research community, generate research citations and contribute to a highly skilled workforce by the training of staff and students.