Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Determine how the cellular state of leukaemic cells changes in response to epigenetic inhibitors and its implications for treatment strategies.

- Identify novel epigenetic regulators of leukaemia self-renewal

- Develop a CRISPR-based genetic screen to understand principles of gene regulation


Research activity per year

Personal profile


The Gilan laboratory at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases explores the epigenetic landscapes of leukaemia cells and the role they play in the response and resistance to therapy, adaptation and the maintenance of the leukaemic and stem-like state. Ultimately the goal is to develop strategies to reset the cells back to the normal state for therapeutic benefit.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Haematopoiesis
  • AML
  • Mixed Lineage Leukaemia
  • Chromatin biology
  • gene regulation

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