Dr Milos Tanurdzic

Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
m.tanurdzic@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52045

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

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

  • Tanurdžić, Miloš, Doerge, Rebecca and Martienssen, Robert (2005). Microarrays: Design, analysis, and applications in functional genomics. In: , , (124-125). . doi:10.2298/A000503124T

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision