Dr Suyinn Chong

Honorary Senior Fellow

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine


Suyinn Chong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, where she leads the Epigenetics Group. She has worked in the field of epigenetics for more than 15 years and her research is directed towards understanding how epigenetics contributes to gene expression and, ultimately, phenotype.


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Book Chapter

  • Chong, Suyinn and Zhang, Christine R. (2016). AXIN1 and caudal duplication anomaly. In Robert P. Erickson and Anthony J. Wynshaw-Boris (Ed.), Epstein's inborn errors of development: the molecular basis of clinical disorders of morphogenesis 3rd ed. (pp. 363-364) New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Vega, M. S., Chong, S. and Burne, T. (2015). Does developmental vitamin d deficiency exacerbate the effects of second hit exposures?. In: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, Cairns Australia, (191-191). Aug 23-27, 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Zhang, C., Whitelaw, E. and Chong, S. (2012). Do structural or molecular changes in the hippocampus explain the behavioural changes observed in a mouse of foetal alcohol syndrome?. In: 22nd IUBMB Congress/37th FEBS Congress, Seville, Spain, (377-377). 4-9 September 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2010.08705.x

  • Zhang, C., Yamada, L., Ho, M. F., Kaminen-Ahola, N., Ahola, A., Maga, M., Kurniawan, N., Galloway, G., Cox, T., Whitelaw, E. and Chong, S. (2012). Maternal Ethanol Consumption Affects Offspring Epigenotype and Phenotype in the Mouse. In: 2012 ISBRA World Congress. 16th World Congress of the International-Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA), Sapporo Japan, (56A-56A). 09-12 September 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01917.x

  • Kaminen-Ahola, N., Ahola, A., Maga, M., Zhang, C., Yamada, L., Kurniawan, N., Galloway, G., Cox, T., Whitelaw, E. and Chong, S. (2012). Maternal ethanol consumption affects offspring epigenotype and phenotype in the mouse. In: RSA Abstracts. 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), San Francisco, CA, United States, (333A-333A). 23-27 June 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01804.x

  • Zamudio, Natasha, Chong, Suyinn, Scott, Hamish, Whitelaw, Emma and O'Bryan, Moira (2008). Dnmt3L haploinsufficiency results in meiotic instability and embryo loss. In: Journal of Andrology. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Andrology, Albuquerque Nm, (33-33). Apr 12-15, 2008.

  • Whitelaw, Emma, Kaminem-Ahola, Nina, Oates, Nathan, Mallitt, Kylie-Ann and Chong, Suyinn (2008). Heritable or Acquired Epimutation and Impact of Diet. In: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. , , (180-180). .

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision