Discovering the Impact of Environment on Biology

Epigenes Australia is a private research company investigating the impact of the environment on biology and behaviour. The integration of cutting-edge technology with novel perspectives in behavioural neuroscience offers the potential for breakthrough discoveries to help improve human health and well-being.

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Pioneering groundbreaking research

Diverse Research Expertise


Cutting-edge facilities and expertise

Our research program is embedded at La Trobe University (LTU) in Bundoora. This provides us with high-quality laboratory space for our research. It also allows us to access technology that can drive our research forward. 

Access to state-of-the-art facilities and services

We have access to a suite of technologies for genetic analysis, statistical consultancy, behavioural animal research, and bioimaging enabling comprehensive research.

Collaborative Approach

We facilitate collaborations nationally and internationally to advance our research.

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Epigenes news

Gene modifications to improve mental health
February 26, 2023

Long term, Epigenes is interested in modifying the genes of people with severe psychological conditions, such as PTSD and severe drug addiction. While efforts towards gene editing are years away, this article from The Guardian discusses the possibilities.

Calorie restriction mimetics to improve mental health
July 3, 2023

Calorie restriction improves mental health; however, most people would struggle with reducing calories by 25%. We are developing treatments that mimic the mental health benefits of calorie restriction. This article from The Guardian reports how new weight loss drugs might help people with addictions.

Understanding population cycles
May 28, 2023

We are working with the international bestseller Prof. Peter Turchin to understand the social conditions that lead to the boom and bust of societies. This article from The Guardian discusses Prof. Turchin’s approach to identifying factors contributing to the collapse of societies and, thereby, predicting and mitigating future collapses.