Professor Assam El-Osta is head of the Human Epigenetics and Epigenomics Profiling Centre at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
He is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and his ongoing independent research is currently funded with international and national grants. He has contributed more than 150 articles and publishes research that is highly influential in the field of transcription and chromatin biology. His research is in the Faculty of 1000 Biology and Nature Milestones for transcription regulation as well as in Circulation Research most read articles for 2010-2011 honor roll.
While, he frequently writes editorials, his research is also recognized as well as awarded in the “Anthology” of the most significant science published in Circulation Research for 2013. He has a reputation for excellence in training, research and technology and has international postdoctoral postings as well as multidisciplinary collaborative projects with the European Science Foundation and FP7-European Commission.
He is a recipient of the JDRF Innovation Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research and serves on national panel committees as well international advisory appointments.
His reputation for excellence in training, research and technology continues to rise at an international level. He is recognized by the AMGEN Society as the “Australian Medical Researcher of the Year”.