We are pleased to present Associate Professor Timothy Bredy to speak on Long noncoding RNAs and memory

Date: Thursday, 31st March

Time: 12 - 1pm

Venue: AIBN Level 1 Seminar Room and Online Via Zoom

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Long noncoding RNAs have emerged as key regulators of gene expression. To date, due to their low level and often state dependent manner of expression. most effort toward understanding the functional relevance of this class of RNA has been focused on cancer or ES cell differentiation. Here, I will present recent our work using new approaches to detect experience-dependent  lncRNA activity in the brain and discuss their functional role in learning and memory.

Presenter: Associate Professor Timothy Bredy
Queensland Brain Institute The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Timothy Bredy earned a PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2004. Following CIHR and NSERC funded postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA, in 2009 he established the Cognitive Neuroepigenetics Laboratory at Queensland Brain Institute. He is currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Director of the newly established Centre for RNA in Neuroscience at UQ. Research in the Bredy laboratory is focused on revealing how the genome is connected to the environment, and how this relationship shapes brain and behaviour throughout life. The group is particularly interested in how epigenomic mechanisms, including DNA and histone modification and the activity of non-coding RNAs, as well as RNA modification, regulate the formation and maintenance of memory.


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