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BHI Research Seminar – invited external speakers: Dr Damon Tumes

August 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Damon TumesSpeaker: Dr Damon Tumes, EMBL Australia, Infection and Immunity Theme, SAHMRI

Title: Regulation of pro-inflammatory T cell differentiation and immunological memory

Chair: Dr Ehud Hauben, Liver Metastasis Research Group, Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide. Located Level 1 BHI, TQEH. [email protected]

Speaker biography: Damon Tumes received his PhD from the department of Immunology and Microbiology, The University of Adelaide in 2009. Following this, he moved to Japan to take up a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship at the Chiba University, Japan. Here, he found that a protein called Ezh2 is an essential epigenetic braking mechanism that restrains the development of pro-inflammatory T cells. In 2014 Damon moved back to Adelaide to join David Lynn’s EMBL Australia group at SAHMRI. Here he is investigating early-life events that program immune function with a focus on neonatal gut dysbiosis. He currently has a joint appointment as Associate Professor at Chiba University and Research Fellow at SAHMRI and maintains active research projects at both institutes.


August 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Basil Hetzel Institute
+61 8 8222 7427
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BHI Ground Floor Seminar Rooms
37a Woodville Rd
Woodville South, SA 5011 Australia
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+61 8 8222 7427
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