Dr Milos Tanurdzic

Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
m.tanurdzic@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52491

Overview

My research interests are at the intersection of plant development and genomics, chromatin biology and epigenetics. The research effort in my group is focused on harnessing transformative genomics technology to understand the genetics of plant development, and to discover how the cooperative roles of DNA methylation, histone modifications, and RNAi function in establishment and maintenance of epigenetic states throughout plant genomes. We are particularly interested in the roles these mechanisms play in creating and maintaining heritable epigenetic variation in natural populations, as well as in inheritance of epigenetic states in inter- and intra-specific crosses in plants, in order to understand how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to plant development, adaptation, natural selection and evolution.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Finigan, Patrick, Tanurdzic, Milos and Martienssen, Robert A. (2012). Origins of novel phenotypic variation in polyploids. In Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (Ed.), Polyploidy and Genome Evolution (pp. 57-76) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31442-1_4

  • Rutherford, George, Tanurdzic, Milos, Hasebe, Mitsuyasu and Banks, Jo Ann (2012). Reverse Genetic Analyses of Gene Function in Fern Gametophytes. In Philip Stewart and Sabine Globig (Ed.), Vascular Plants and Paleobotany (pp. 54-66) Point Pleasant, NJ, United States: CRC Press.

Journal Article

  • Arras, Samantha D. M., Chitty, Jessica L., Wizrah, Maha S. I., Erpf, Paige E., Schulz, Benjamin L., Tanurdzic, Milos and Fraser, James A. (2017) Sirtuins in the phylum Basidiomycota: A role in virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans. Scientific Reports, 7 46567.1-46567.14. doi:10.1038/srep46567

  • Gaiti, Federico, Jindrich, Katia, Fernandez-Valverde, Selene L., Roper, Kathrein E., Degnan, Bernard M. and Tanurdzic, Milos (2017) Landscape of histone modifications in a sponge reveals the origin of animal cis-regulatory complexity. Elife, 6 . doi:10.7554/eLife.22194

  • Kerr, Stephanie C., Gaiti, Federico, Beveridge, Christine A. and Tanurdzic, Milos (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly reveals high transcriptional complexity in Pisum sativum axillary buds and shows rapid changes in expression of diurnally regulated genes. BMC Genomics, 18 1: . doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3577-x

  • Gaiti, Federico, Calcino, Andrew D., Tanurdzic, Miloš and Degnan, Bernard M. (2016) Origin and evolution of the metazoan non-coding regulatory genome. Developmental Biology, . doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.11.013

  • Gaiti, Federico, Fernandez-Valverde, Selene L., Nakanishi, Nagayasu, Calcino, Andrew D., Yanai, Itai, Tanurdzic, Milos and Degnan, Bernard M. (2015) Dynamic and Widespread lncRNA Expression in a Sponge and the Origin of Animal Complexity. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32 9: 2367-2382. doi:10.1093/molbev/msv117

  • Li, Ying, Mukherjee, Indrani, Thum, Karen E., Tanurdzic, Milos, Katari, Manpreet S., Obertello, Mariana, Edwards, Molly B., McCombie, W. Richard, Martienssen, Robert A. and Coruzzi, Gloria M. (2015) The histone methyltransferase SDG8 mediates the epigenetic modification of light and carbon responsive genes in plants. Genome Biology, 16 79: 1-15. doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0640-2

  • Thiebaut, Flavia, Grativol, Clı´cia, Tanurdzic, Milos, Carnavale-Bottino, Mariana, Vieira, Tauan, Motta, Mariana Romeiro, Rojas, Cristian, Vincentini, Renato, Chabregas, Sabrina Moutinho, Hemerly, Adriana Silva, Martienssen, Robert A. and Ferreira, Paulo Cavalcanti Gomes (2014) Differential sRNA regulation in leaves and roots of sugarcane under water depletion. PLoS One, 9 4: e93822.1-e93822.17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093822

  • Vidal, Elena A., Moyano, Tomás C., Krouk, Gabriel, Katari, Manpreet S., Tanurdzic, Milos, McCombie, W. Richard, Coruzzi, Gloria M. and Gutierrez, Rodrigo A. (2013) Integrated RNA-seq and sRNA-seq analysis identifies novel nitrate-responsive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana roots. BMC Genomics, 14 1: 701.1-701.15. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-701

  • Thiebaut, Flavia, Grativol, Clicia, Carnavale-Bottino, Mariana, Rojas, Cristian Antonio, Tanurdzic, Milos, Farinelli, Laurent, Martienssen, Robert A., Hemerly, Adriana Silva and Gomes Ferreira, Paulo Cavalcanti (2012) Computational identification and analysis of novel sugarcane microRNAs. BMC Genomics, 13 1: 290.1-290.14. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-290

  • Banks, Jo Ann, Nishiyama, Tomoaki, Hasebe, Mitsuyasu, Bowman, John L., Gribskov, Michael, dePamphilis, Claude, Albert, Victor A., Aono, Naoki, Aoyama, Tsuyoshi, Ambrose, Barbara A., Ashton, Neil W., Axtell, Michael J., Barker, Elizabeth, Barker, Michael S., Bennetzen, Jeffrey L., Bonawitz, Nicholas D., Chapple, Clint, Cheng, Chaoyang, Correa, Luiz Gustavo Guedes, Dacre, Michael, DeBarry, Jeremy, Dreyer, Ingo, Elias, Marek, Engstrom, Eric M., Estelle, Mark, Feng, Liang, Finet, Cedric, Floyd, Sandra K., Frommer, Wolf B., Fujita, Tomomichi, Gramzow, Lydia, Gutensohn, Michael, Harholt, Jesper, Hattori, Mitsuru, Heyl, Alexander, Hirai, Tadayoshi, Hiwatashi, Yuji, Ishikawa, Masaki, Iwata, Mineko, Karol, Kenneth G., Koehler, Barbara, Kolukisaoglu, Uener, Kubo, Minoru, Kurata, Tetsuya, Lalonde, Sylvie, Li, Kejie, Li, Ying, Litt, Amy, Lyons, Eric, Manning, Gerard, Maruyama, Takeshi, Michael, Todd P., Mikami, Koji, Miyazaki, Saori, Morinaga, Shin-ichi, Murata, Takashi, Mueller-Roeber, Bernd, Nelson, David R., Obara, Mari, Oguri, Yasuko, Olmstead, Richard G., Onodera, Naoko, Petersen, Bent Larsen, Pils, Birgit, Prigge, Michael, Rensing, Stefan A., Mauricio Riano-Pachon, Diego, Roberts, Alison W., Sato, Yoshikatsu, Scheller, Henrik Vibe, Schulz, Burkhard, Schulz, Christian, Shakirov, Eugene V., Shibagaki, Nakako, Shinohara, Naoki, Shippen, Dorothy E., Sorensen, Iben, Sotooka, Ryo, Sugimoto, Nagisa, Sugita, Mamoru, Sumikawa, Naomi, Tanurdzic, Milos, Theissen, Guenter, Ulvskov, Peter, Wakazuki, Sachiko, Weng, Jing-Ke, Willats, William W. G. T., Wipf, Daniel, Wolf, Paul G., Yang, Lixing, Zimmer, Andreas D., Zhu, Qihui, Mitros, Therese, Hellsten, Uffe, Loque, Dominique, Otillar, Robert, Salamov, Asaf, Schmutz, Jeremy, Shapiro, Harris, Lindquist, Erika, Lucas, Susan, Rokhsar, Daniel and Grigoriev, Igor V. (2011) The Selaginella Genome Identifies Genetic Changes Associated with the Evolution of Vascular Plants. Science, 332 6032: 960-963. doi:10.1126/science.1203810

  • Lee, Tae-Jin, Pascuzzi, Pete E., Settlage, Sharon B., Shultz, Randall W., Tanurdzic, Milos, Rabinowicz, Pablo D., Menges, Margit, Zheng, Ping, Main, Dorrie, Murray, James A. H., Sosinski, Bryon, Allen, George C., Martienssen, Robert A., Hanley-Bowdoin, Linda, Vaughn, Matthew W. and Thompson, William F. (2010) Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 4 replicates in two phases that correlate with chromatin state. PLoS Genetics, 6 6: e1000982.1-e1000982.18. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000982

  • Slotkin, R. Keith, Vaughn, Matthew, Borges, Filipe, Tanurdzic, Milos, Becker, Joerg D., Feijo, Jose A. and Martienssen, Robert A. (2009) Epigenetic reprogramming and small RNA silencing of transposable elements in pollen. Cell, 136 3: 461-472. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2008.12.038

  • Tanurdzic, Milos, Vaughn, Matthew W., Jiang, Hongmei, Lee, Tae-Jin, Slotkin, R. Keith, Sosinski, Bryon, Thompson, William F., Doerge, R. W. and Martienssen, Robert A. (2008) Epigenomic consequences of immortalized plant cell suspension culture. PLoS Biology, 6 12: 2880-2895. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060302

  • Masuda, Hana Paula, Cabral, Luiz Mors, De Veylder, Lieven, Tanurdzic, Milos, Engler, Janice de Almeida, Geelen, Danny, Inze, Dirk, Martienssen, Robert A., Ferreira, Paulo C. G. and Hemerly, Adriana S. (2008) ABAP1 is a novel plant Armadillo BTB protein involved in DNA replication and transcription. EMBO Journal, 27 20: 2746-2756. doi:10.1038/emboj.2008.191

  • Gutierez, Rodrigo A., Stokes, Trevor L., Thum, Karen, Xu, Xiaodong, Obertello, Mariana, Katari, Manpreet S., Tanurdzic, Milos, Dean, Alexis, Nero, Dannion C., McClung, C. Robertson and Coruzzi, Gloria M. (2008) Systems approach identifies an organic nitrogen-responsive gene network that is regulated by the master clock control gene CCA1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 12: 4939-4944. doi:10.1073/pnas.0800211105

  • Vaughn, Matthew W., Tanurdzic, Milos, Lippman, Zachary, Jiang, Hongmei, Carrasquillo, Robert, Rabinowicz, Pablo D., Dedhia, Neilay, McCombie, W. Richard, Agier, Nicolas, Bulski, Agnes, Colot, Vincent, Doerge, R. W. and Martienssen, Robert A. (2007) Epigenetic natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PloS Biology, 5 7: 1617-1629. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050174

  • Vaughn, Matthew W., Tanurdzic, Milos and Martienssen, Rob (2005) Replication, repair, and reactivation. Developmental Cell, 9 6: 724-725. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2005.11.011

  • Wang, Wenming, Tanurdzic, Milos, Luo, Meizhong, Sisneros, Nicholas, Kim, Hye Ran, Weng, Jing-Ke, Kudrna, Dave, Mueller, Christopher, Arumuganathan, K., Carlson, John, Chapple, Clint, de Pamphilis, Claude, Mandoli, Dina, Tomkins, Jeff, Wing, Rod A. and Banks, Jo Ann (2005) Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome library from the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii: a new resource for plant comparative genomics. BMC Plant Biology, 5 10.1-10.8. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-5-10

  • Weng, Jing-Ke, Tanurdzic, Milos and Chapple, Clint (2005) Functional analysis and comparative genomics of expressed sequence tags from the lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii. BMC Genomics, 6 85.1-85.13. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-6-85

  • Tanurdzic, M., Obreht, D., Vapa, L. and Davidovic, M. (2004) Polyglutamine-encoding microsatellite contributes to LMW GS diversity in Triticum monococcum. Cereal Research Communications, 32 3: 301-308.

  • Tanurdzic, Milos and Banks, Jo Ann (2004) Sex-determining mechanisms in land plants. Plant Cell, 16 Supplement 1: S61-S71. doi:10.1105/tpc.016667

Conference Publication

  • Martienssen, R. A., Kloc, A., Slotkin, R. K. and Tanurdzic, M. (2008). Epigenetic inheritance and reprogramming in plants and fission yeast. In: Control and Regulation of Stem Cells. 73rd Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, New York, (265-271). 28 May - 2 June 2008. doi:10.1101/sqb.2008.73.062

  • Martienssen, Rob, Zaratiegui, Mikel, Irvine, Danielle, Goto, Derek, Slotkin, Keith, Tanurdzic, Milos, Lippman, Zach, Vaughn, Matt, May, Bruce, Cande, Zac, Colot, Vincent and Doerge, R. W. (2007). Silent running: RNA interference and heterochromatic modification. In: 16th International Chromosome Conference (ICC 16), Amsterdam, Netherlands, (20-21). 25-29 August 2007. doi:10.1007/s10577-007-1912-9

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision